Sloan Foundation donations made to Duke 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 DukeUniv
Websitehttp://www.duke.edu
Twitter usernameDukeU
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_University
Instagram usernamedukeuniversity
Tumblr subdomaindukestudents
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Duke+University

Full donee page for donee Duke 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 10 124,346 166,453 16,080 16,080 63,249 66,371 108,903 124,346 125,000 225,000 249,951 300,000 385,631
Economics 4 63,249 143,466 16,080 16,080 16,080 63,249 63,249 63,249 108,903 108,903 385,631 385,631 385,631
Science 1 66,371 66,371 66,371 66,371 66,371 66,371 66,371 66,371 66,371 66,371 66,371 66,371 66,371
Energy and Environment 4 225,000 224,824 124,346 124,346 124,346 225,000 225,000 225,000 249,951 249,951 300,000 300,000 300,000
Digital Technology 1 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000

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 2015 2014 2013 2012 2010
Energy and Environment (filter this donor) 4 899,297.00 0.00 225,000.00 300,000.00 249,951.00 124,346.00 0.00 0.00
Economics (filter this donor) 4 573,863.00 385,631.00 0.00 108,903.00 0.00 0.00 16,080.00 63,249.00
Digital Technology (filter this donor) 1 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 125,000.00 0.00
Science (filter this donor) 1 66,371.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 66,371.00 0.00
Total 10 1,664,531.00 385,631.00 225,000.00 408,903.00 249,951.00 124,346.00 207,451.00 63,249.00

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 (10 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 10)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
385,631.0012018Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8443-- Grant investigator: Christopher Bail; initiative: Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE); to launch an international summer school on Computational Social Science.
225,000.0042017Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8252-- Grant investigator: Brian Murray; to support an Energy Data Analytics predoctoral fellows program to advance multidisciplinary training and collaboration among early career researchers in energy data analytics.
300,000.0022015Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7464-- Grant investigator: Richard Newell; to support Duke University’s Energy Data Analytics Lab to develop and apply advanced data analytics tools that improve understanding about potential energy utilization and responses to various interventions that affect energy utilization.
108,903.0072015Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6840-- Grant investigator: Jerome Reiter; initiative: Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE); to develop, test, document, and release methods for increasing data quality and decreasing disclosure risk in household datasets for public or restricted use.
249,951.0032014Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7483-- Grant investigator: Richard Newell; to continue public finance research to understand comprehensively the key fiscal issues faced by local governments experiencing new or increased shale oil and shale gas development.
124,346.0062013Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7432-- Grant investigator: Richard Newell; initiative: Shale Gas; to identify key fiscal issues faced by local governments experiencing new or increased oil and gas development and describe policy approaches for managing these issues.
66,371.0082012Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7800-- Grant investigator: Craig McClain; to support a meeting on the Evolutionary Biology of the Built Environment.
16,080.00102012Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6886-- Grant investigator: E. Weintraub; conference on the history of the MIT Economics Department and its transformative role in post WWII Economics.
125,000.0052012Digital Technology/Scholarly Communicationhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6725-- Grant investigator: Heather Piwowar; to support the technical and organizational development of an altmetrics platform: Total-Impact.
63,249.0092010Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6929-- Grant investigator: John Payne; to investigate how consumers process complex financial data and decisions.