Sloan Foundation donations made to Brandeis 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, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

Table of contents

Basic donor information

Country United States
Wikipedia page
Facebook username sloanfoundation
Donations URL
Twitter usernameSloanFoundation
Page on philosophy informing donations
Grant application process page
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script

Full donor page for donor Sloan Foundation

Basic donee information

Facebook page brandeisuniversity
Twitter usernameBrandeisU
Wikipedia page
Instagram usernamebrandeisuniversity

Full donee page for donee Brandeis 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 45,500 161,295 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 45,500 45,500 45,500 413,385 413,385 413,385 413,385
Science 1 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000
Economics 1 45,500 45,500 45,500 45,500 45,500 45,500 45,500 45,500 45,500 45,500 45,500 45,500 45,500
Working Longer 1 413,385 413,385 413,385 413,385 413,385 413,385 413,385 413,385 413,385 413,385 413,385 413,385 413,385

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 2013
Working Longer (filter this donor) 1 413,385.00 413,385.00 0.00 0.00
Economics (filter this donor) 1 45,500.00 0.00 45,500.00 0.00
Science (filter this donor) 1 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00
Total 3 483,885.00 413,385.00 45,500.00 25,000.00

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
413,385.0012017Working Longer/ Grant investigator: Margie Lachman; to create the first comprehensive database, with ages and genders, of approximately two million inventors who received a U.S. patent between 1976 and 2012 and to measure how inventive creativity varies over the life course of inventors.
45,500.0022016Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance Grant investigator: Blake LeBaron; initiative: Financial and Institutional Modeling in Macroeconomics (FIMM); to support an international conference on heterogeneous agents and agent-based modeling in macroeconomics.
25,000.0032013Science/ Grant investigator: Eve Marder; to provide partial support for the 2013 Sloan-Swartz Annual Meeting on Computational Neuroscience.