Sloan Foundation donations made to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_P._Sloan_Foundation
Facebook username sloanfoundation
Websitehttps://sloan.org/
Donations URLhttps://sloan.org/grants-database
Twitter usernameSloanFoundation
Page on philosophy informing donationshttps://sloan.org/about#mission
Grant application process pagehttps://sloan.org/grants/apply
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/sloan-foundation

Full donor page for donor Sloan Foundation

Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee American Academy of Arts and Sciences in our system.

Full donee page for donee American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Donor–donee relationship

Item Value

Donor–donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 6 150,000 167,002 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 150,000 150,000 200,000 250,000 250,000 302,009 302,009
Initiatives 1 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Energy and Environment 4 200,000 200,502 50,000 50,000 50,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 250,000 250,000 302,009 302,009 302,009
Public Understanding 1 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Total 2017 2016 2014 2013 2012 2009
Energy and Environment (filter this donor) 4 802,009.00 50,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 302,009.00
Public Understanding (filter this donor) 1 150,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Initiatives (filter this donor) 1 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 6 1,002,009.00 50,000.00 150,000.00 200,000.00 50,000.00 250,000.00 302,009.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (6 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 6)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
50,000.0052017Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8237-- Grant investigator: John Randell; to better understand the benefits and challenges of international science partnerships, including energy and environmental issues, through a workshop and white paper.
150,000.0042016Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8119-- Grant investigator: John Randell; to support a two-year study and accompanying workshop on better understanding public attitudes toward science.
200,000.0032014Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7480-- Grant investigator: Ann Carlson; to research the durability and adaptability of energy and environmental policy regulation through five case studies focused on the Clean Air Act.
50,000.0052013Initiatives/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7519-- Grant investigator: Neal Lane; to advance thinking about how the nation can improve policy making in areas related to science and technology. It will draw on the best thinking of a distinguished committee to produce recommendations to sustain interest and implement key...
250,000.0022012Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7419-- Grant investigator: Steven Miller; initiative: Nuclear Nonproliferation; to provide further funding for the Global Nuclear Future Initiative.
302,009.0012009Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7508-- Grant investigator: Steven Miller; to identify and promote measures that will limit the security and proliferation risks inherent in the global expansion of nuclear power.