Sloan Foundation donations made to George Washington 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.

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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

We do not have any donee information for the donee George Washington University in our system.

Full donee page for donee George Washington 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 5 19,972 45,837 10,000 10,000 10,000 15,000 15,000 19,972 19,972 74,962 74,962 109,250 109,250
Science 2 10,000 42,481 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 74,962 74,962 74,962 74,962 74,962
Economics 2 15,000 62,125 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 109,250 109,250 109,250 109,250 109,250
Higher Education 1 19,972 19,972 19,972 19,972 19,972 19,972 19,972 19,972 19,972 19,972 19,972 19,972 19,972

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 2015 2013 2012
Economics (filter this donor) 2 124,250.00 0.00 0.00 109,250.00 15,000.00
Science (filter this donor) 2 84,962.00 74,962.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00
Higher Education (filter this donor) 1 19,972.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 19,972.00
Total 5 229,184.00 74,962.00 10,000.00 109,250.00 34,972.00

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
74,962.0022017Science/Deep Carbon Observatory Grant investigator: Russell Hemley; to explore research areas in extreme biophysics, creation of new carbon-based materials, and implications for astrophysics and more extreme conditions not currently explored in the DCO.
10,000.0052015Science/ Grant investigator: Abdou Youssef; to sponsor speakers and graduate students at the next meeting of an annual and international conference on intelligent computer mathematics and mathematical knowledge management.
109,250.0012013Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance Grant investigator: Paul Berman; initiative: Economic Implications of the Great Recession (EIGR); to run four popular seminars where a variety of experts help explain the Federal Reserve System to the public.
15,000.0042012Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance Grant investigator: Andrew Reamer; to provide partial support for a conference to increase awareness about potential uses of new economic data sources available from federal, commercial, university, and non-profit data providers.
19,972.0032012Higher Education/Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups Grant investigator: Michael Feuer; to identify key data sources and plan two conferences on a future research agenda for student learning, persistence, and success, with a special focus on underrepresented minorities and women, in STEM postsecondary education.