Sloan Foundation donations made to Brookings Institution

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.

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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 brookings
Twitter usernameBrookingsInst
Wikipedia page

Full donee page for donee Brookings Institution

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 5 632,355 644,642 400,000 400,000 400,000 500,000 500,000 632,355 632,355 697,678 697,678 993,178 993,178
Working Longer 2 400,000 548,839 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 697,678 697,678 697,678 697,678 697,678
Economics 3 632,355 708,511 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 632,355 632,355 632,355 993,178 993,178 993,178 993,178

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 2018 2017 2016
Economics (filter this donor) 3 2,125,533.00 993,178.00 1,132,355.00 0.00
Working Longer (filter this donor) 2 1,097,678.00 697,678.00 0.00 400,000.00
Total 5 3,223,211.00 1,690,856.00 1,132,355.00 400,000.00

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 (5 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 5)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
993,178.0012018Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance Grant investigator: Louise Sheiner; to organize, structure, and synthesize research on the measurement of productivity.
697,678.0022018Working Longer/ Grant investigator: Martin Baily; to develop and justify specific, actionable policy reforms to encourage increased saving and enable longer working lives, as well as to identify policy reforms to enable consumers to have greater access to and understanding of retirement products in the private market.
500,000.0042017Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance Grant investigator: Janice Eberly; to continue supporting the production and dissemination of accessible, reliable, and influential research through the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity.
632,355.0032017Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance Grant investigator: Ted Gayer; initiative: Behavioral and Regulatory Effects on Decision-making (BRED); to promote independent, unbiased, and nonpartisan economic research on regulatory economics.
400,000.0052016Working Longer/ Grant investigator: Gary Burtless; to measure how employers’ benefit costs change with age of employees.