Sloan Foundation donations made to Cornell 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 2020. 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 Cornell
Websitehttp://www.cornell.edu
Twitter usernameAtkinsonCenter
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornell_University
Instagram usernameCornellUniversity
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Cornell+University

Full donee page for donee Cornell 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 11 174,458 207,906 19,967 45,065 124,851 125,000 125,000 174,458 183,809 200,000 307,604 445,244 535,970
Economics 4 124,851 216,149 19,967 19,967 19,967 124,851 124,851 124,851 183,809 183,809 535,970 535,970 535,970
Public Understanding 1 45,065 45,065 45,065 45,065 45,065 45,065 45,065 45,065 45,065 45,065 45,065 45,065 45,065
Science 3 125,000 150,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000
Working Longer 2 174,458 241,031 174,458 174,458 174,458 174,458 174,458 174,458 307,604 307,604 307,604 307,604 307,604
Digital Technology 1 445,244 445,244 445,244 445,244 445,244 445,244 445,244 445,244 445,244 445,244 445,244 445,244 445,244

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 2014 2013 2012 2011 2009
Economics (filter this donor) 4 864,597.00 0.00 0.00 19,967.00 535,970.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 124,851.00 183,809.00
Working Longer (filter this donor) 2 482,062.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 307,604.00 174,458.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Science (filter this donor) 3 450,000.00 125,000.00 0.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00
Digital Technology (filter this donor) 1 445,244.00 0.00 0.00 445,244.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Public Understanding (filter this donor) 1 45,065.00 0.00 45,065.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 11 2,286,968.00 125,000.00 45,065.00 590,211.00 535,970.00 307,604.00 174,458.00 200,000.00 124,851.00 183,809.00

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 (11 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 11)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
125,000.0072018Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8586-- Grant investigator: Ilana Brito; to provide renewed support to examine how disinfectants may promote antibiotic resistance through horizontal gene transfer.
45,065.00102017Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8098-- Grant investigator: Karen Levy; to support research for and writing of Data Driven: Truckers and the New Workplace Surveillance (Princeton University Press 2018), a book about digital surveillance of long-haul truckers and digital surveillance in the workplace.
19,967.00112016Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8053-- Grant investigator: Adam Levine; initiative: Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE); to support a workshop for researchers and practitioners on how social science experiments can serve the public interest.
445,244.0022016Digital Technology/Scholarly Communicationhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8027-- Grant investigator: Oya Rieger; to support the planning and technical prototyping of the next generation arXiv preprint server.
125,000.0072016Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7736-- Grant investigator: Ilana Brito; to examine how disinfectants may promote antibiotic resistance through horizontal gene transfer.
535,970.0012015Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6845-- Grant investigator: John Abowd; initiative: Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE); to study the economics of socially efficient protocols for managing research databases containing private information.
307,604.0032014Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7027-- Grant investigator: Maria Fitzpatrick; to identify the effect of public policies that promote extended employment on the health of older Americans.
174,458.0062013Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7022-- Grant investigator: Sarah von Schrader; to expand the understanding of age discrimination in employment through comprehensive examination of Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) charges.
200,000.0042012Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7809-- Grant investigator: Largus Angenent; to support a pilot study to characterize changes in indoor airborne microbiota of homes after weatherization.
124,851.0092011Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6897-- Grant investigator: Rosemary Batt; to support a pilot project to develop appropriate datasets and methodology for examining how different ownership structures-particularly private equity-affect hospital performance and outcomes.
183,809.0052009Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6949-- Grant investigator: Nicholas Kiefer; to develop, test, and propagate innovative Bayesian methods for estimating and regulating risks taken on by financial institutions.