Sloan Foundation donations made to Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

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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

We do not have any donee information for the donee Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in our system.

Full donee page for donee Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

Donorā€“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 7 124,982 217,781 100,000 100,000 100,000 124,982 124,982 124,982 125,000 125,000 449,500 500,000 500,000
Science 2 100,000 112,491 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 124,982 124,982 124,982 124,982 124,982
Public Understanding 2 100,000 300,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000
Economics 1 124,982 124,982 124,982 124,982 124,982 124,982 124,982 124,982 124,982 124,982 124,982 124,982 124,982
Higher Education 2 125,000 287,250 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 449,500 449,500 449,500 449,500 449,500

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 2014
Public Understanding (filter this donor) 2 600,000.00 500,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00
Higher Education (filter this donor) 2 574,500.00 0.00 449,500.00 125,000.00 0.00
Science (filter this donor) 2 224,982.00 0.00 0.00 124,982.00 100,000.00
Economics (filter this donor) 1 124,982.00 0.00 0.00 124,982.00 0.00
Total 7 1,524,464.00 500,000.00 549,500.00 374,964.00 100,000.00

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 (7 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 7)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
500,000.0012018Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8470-- Grant investigator: David Eisenbud; to support the 2019 and 2021 National Math Festivals, events that increase the appreciation for mathematics and mathematical research through the arts, engaging lectures, and interactive activities.
449,500.0022017Higher Education/Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groupshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8262-- Grant investigator: Helene Barcelo; to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups in mathematics graduate programs.
100,000.0062017Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8118-- Grant investigator: David Eisenbud; to support a Sloan Film Room and related math and arts programming at the National Math Festival.
124,982.0042016Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8065-- Grant investigator: Helene Barcelo; initiative: Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE); to inform graduate students about mathematical theories, applications, and opportunities associated with high dimensional data analysis by holding a two-week summer workshop.
125,000.0032016Higher Education/Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groupshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8178-- Grant investigator: Helene Barcelo; to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in graduateĀ programs in mathematics.
124,982.0042016Science/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7718-- Grant investigator: David Eisenbud; to support a national festival that increases the appreciation of mathematics and mathematical research.
100,000.0062014Science/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7726-- Grant investigator: David Eisenbud; to support a national festival that increases the appreciation of mathematics and mathematical research.