Sloan Foundation donations made to Carnegie Mellon 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 carnegiemellonu
Websitehttp://www.cmu.edu/
Twitter usernamecarnegiemellon
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnegie_Mellon_University
Instagram usernamecarnegiemellon
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Carnegie+Mellon+University

Full donee page for donee Carnegie Mellon 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 15 284,360 306,659 13,473 20,000 124,000 149,776 165,000 284,360 292,500 387,546 400,000 576,039 1,098,493
Digital Technology 4 400,000 522,001 13,473 13,473 13,473 400,000 400,000 400,000 576,039 576,039 1,098,493 1,098,493 1,098,493
Economics 5 149,776 212,511 20,000 20,000 20,000 124,000 124,000 149,776 149,776 333,090 333,090 435,689 435,689
Energy and Environment 3 165,000 225,821 124,916 124,916 124,916 124,916 165,000 165,000 165,000 387,546 387,546 387,546 387,546
Public Understanding 3 284,360 257,287 195,000 195,000 195,000 195,000 284,360 284,360 284,360 292,500 292,500 292,500 292,500

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 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Digital Technology (filter this donor) 4 2,088,005.00 0.00 13,473.00 0.00 1,098,493.00 0.00 976,039.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Economics (filter this donor) 5 1,062,555.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 333,090.00 0.00 124,000.00 435,689.00 0.00 149,776.00
Public Understanding (filter this donor) 3 771,860.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 292,500.00 195,000.00 0.00 0.00 284,360.00 0.00
Energy and Environment (filter this donor) 3 677,462.00 165,000.00 0.00 512,462.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 15 4,599,882.00 165,000.00 13,473.00 532,462.00 1,724,083.00 195,000.00 1,100,039.00 435,689.00 284,360.00 149,776.00

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 (15 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 15)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
165,000.00102018Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8566-- Grant investigator: Granger Morgan; to analyze the challenges and opportunities associated with upgrading and transforming high voltage transmission lines as compared with siting new transmission infrastructure.
13,473.00152017Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8003-- Grant investigator: James Herbsleb; to support a workshop on community code engagements in scientific software.
20,000.00142016Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8038-- Grant investigator: Russell Golman; initiative: Behavioral and Regulatory Effects on Decision-making (BRED); to advance research on belief-based utility in behavioral economics by holding a conference for leading economists and psychologists.
124,916.00122016Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8161-- Grant investigator: Granger Morgan; to assess the contribution of light water small modular nuclear reactors to reduce carbon emissions from the United States energy system by 2050.
387,546.0052016Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7448-- Grant investigator: Jay Whitacre; to study the current and future factors contributing to the technological viability, economic impact, and environmental consequences of fuel cell technologies.
292,500.0072015Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7239-- Grant investigator: Robert Handel; to encourage top film students to write screenplays about science and technology.
333,090.0062015Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6788-- Grant investigator: Alessandro Acquisti; initiative: Behavioral and Regulatory Effects on Decision-making (BRED); to investigate how the availability and deployment of privacy enhancing technologies affect consumer behavior and welfare.
1,098,493.0012015Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6613-- Grant investigator: James Herbsleb; to study and develop best practices for community code engagements in the context of scientific software development.
195,000.0092013Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7256-- Grant investigator: Robert Handel; to encourage top film students to write screenplays about science and technology.
576,039.0022012Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6673-- Grant investigator: James Herbsleb; to study the role of transparent development environments in the production of scientific software.
124,000.00132012Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6859-- Grant investigator: Noah Smith; initiative: Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE); to develop techniques for discovering inter company relationships by performing text analysis and natural language processing on unstructured text in SEC disclosure reports.
400,000.0042012Digital Technology/Scholarly Communicationhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6750-- Grant investigator: Mahadev Satyanarayanan; to support the technical development of a platform for archiving executable content and the environment in which it runs, as well as a plan for the institutionalization and ongoing sustainability of such an archive.
435,689.0032011Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6913-- Grant investigator: Chester Spatt; to conduct and promote research on the credit rating industry and its regulation.
284,360.0082010Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7281-- Grant investigator: Robert Handel; to encourage top film students to write screenplays about science and technology and to help their careers.
149,776.00112009Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6955-- Grant investigator: Chester Spatt; to initiate research on the industrial organization of credit rating agencies.