Sloan Foundation donations made to Georgetown 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.

Table of contents

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 georgetownuniv
Twitter usernamegeorgetown
Wikipedia page
Instagram usernamegeorgetownuniversity

Full donee page for donee Georgetown 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 3 499,940 732,866 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000 499,940 499,940 499,940 1,691,657 1,691,657 1,691,657 1,691,657
Digital Technology 1 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000
Economics 2 499,940 1,095,799 499,940 499,940 499,940 499,940 499,940 499,940 1,691,657 1,691,657 1,691,657 1,691,657 1,691,657

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) 2 2,191,597.00 1,691,657.00 0.00 499,940.00
Digital Technology (filter this donor) 1 7,000.00 0.00 7,000.00 0.00
Total 3 2,198,597.00 1,691,657.00 7,000.00 499,940.00

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 (3 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 3)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,691,657.0012018Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance Grant investigator: Amy O'Hara; to promote the safe and responsible use of administrative data in academic research by establishing an alliance whose member institutions intermediate between data producers and data users.
7,000.0032017Digital Technology/Data & Computational Research Grant investigator: Michael Bailey; to partially support a meeting on the capacity of organizations at the local, state, national and international levels to utilize data to advance science and solve social problems.
499,940.0022016Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance Grant investigator: Robert Groves; initiative: Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE); to build community and consensus among Administrative Data Research Facilities by serving as a network hub and convener.