Sloan Foundation donations made to American University

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of March 2022. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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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

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page AmericanUniversity
Websitehttp://www.american.edu/
Twitter usernameAmericanU
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_University
Instagram usernameamericanuniversity

Full donee page for donee American University

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 3 189,802 141,272 26,350 26,350 26,350 26,350 189,802 189,802 189,802 207,665 207,665 207,665 207,665
Digital Technology 2 26,350 108,076 26,350 26,350 26,350 26,350 26,350 26,350 189,802 189,802 189,802 189,802 189,802
Economics 1 207,665 207,665 207,665 207,665 207,665 207,665 207,665 207,665 207,665 207,665 207,665 207,665 207,665

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 2012 2011
Digital Technology (filter this donor) 2 216,152.00 189,802.00 26,350.00
Economics (filter this donor) 1 207,665.00 0.00 207,665.00
Total 3 423,817.00 189,802.00 234,015.00

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 (3 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 3)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
189,802.0022012Digital Technology/Universal Access to Knowledgehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6769-- Grant investigator: Peter Jaszi; to support the development of best practices for orphan works that will empower libraries, archives, and other organizations in their digitization efforts.
26,350.0032011Digital Technology/Universal Access to Knowledgehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6774-- Grant investigator: Peter Jaszi; to hold a workshop on what libraries can do today to take advantage of digitization and best serve the scholarly community under existing law.
207,665.0012011Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6912-- Grant investigator: Mary Hansen; to create a research database by sampling and digitally preserving personal bankruptcy records going back over a century.