Sloan Foundation donations made to National Academy of Sciences

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 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 theNASciences
Websitehttp://www.nasonline.org/
Twitter usernametheNASciences
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Academy_of_Sciences
Instagram usernamethenasciences

Full donee page for donee National Academy of Sciences

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 38 125,000 182,029 15,728 20,000 44,244 75,000 100,000 125,000 160,000 241,190 300,000 500,000 600,000
Economics 8 200,000 227,530 15,728 15,728 61,849 150,000 200,000 200,000 241,190 250,000 301,470 600,000 600,000
Science 7 75,000 131,947 16,500 16,500 17,886 44,244 44,244 75,000 75,000 75,000 195,000 500,000 500,000
Energy and Environment 4 20,000 32,500 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 40,000 40,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Public Understanding 5 200,000 273,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 45,000 45,000 200,000 200,000 500,000 500,000 600,000 600,000
Higher Education 6 100,000 158,720 92,319 92,319 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 110,000 150,000 150,000 400,000 400,000
Initiatives 3 150,000 191,667 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000
Working Longer 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
Digital Technology 4 250,000 256,481 160,000 160,000 160,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 281,258 281,258 334,667 334,667 334,667

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 2010 2009 2008
Economics (filter this donor) 8 1,820,237.00 491,190.00 0.00 301,470.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 600,000.00 0.00 61,849.00 15,728.00
Public Understanding (filter this donor) 5 1,365,000.00 0.00 520,000.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 45,000.00 0.00
Digital Technology (filter this donor) 4 1,025,925.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 160,000.00 615,925.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00
Higher Education (filter this donor) 6 952,319.00 0.00 400,000.00 110,000.00 0.00 242,319.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Science (filter this donor) 7 923,630.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00 575,000.00 17,886.00 255,744.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Initiatives (filter this donor) 3 575,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 450,000.00 0.00 0.00
Energy and Environment (filter this donor) 4 130,000.00 0.00 20,000.00 40,000.00 20,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Working Longer (filter this donor) 1 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 38 6,917,111.00 491,190.00 940,000.00 526,470.00 20,000.00 1,617,319.00 267,886.00 1,015,744.00 1,215,925.00 450,000.00 356,849.00 15,728.00

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 (38 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 38)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
241,190.00122018Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8450-- Grant investigator: Barbara Wanchisen; to report on how social and behavioral insights can improve the reliability and reproducibility of scientific findings.
250,000.00102018Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8447-- Grant investigator: Gail Cohen; to convene an international workshop that will plan global cooperation and coordination concerning Artificial Intelligence research and its applications.
400,000.0052017Higher Education/Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groupshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8261-- Grant investigator: Thomas Rudin; to heighten quality, vigor, and innovation in the U.S. STEMM enterprise by increasing the diversity of individuals, research teams, and leadership through a consensus study and online resource guide on effective mentoring programs and practices.
20,000.00332017Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8114-- Grant investigator: Barbara Pope; to support the third in a series of Sackler Colloquia on the Science of Science Communication, to be held November 16 and 17, 2017.
20,000.00332017Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8133-- Grant investigator: Elizabeth Eide; to provide final support to the Roundtable on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Development.
500,000.0032017Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8109-- Grant investigator: Ann Merchant; to sustain the Science and Entertainment Exchange and the role of science and science consultants in Hollywood and to provide science advisors for the Sloan Film Program.
75,000.00262016Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8209-- Grant investigator: Laura Ehlers; to provide partial support for a consensus study on the management of legionella in water systems.
301,470.0072016Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8046-- Grant investigator: Marcia McNutt; initiative: Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST); to conduct an independent management study of processes, portfolios, and programs at the National Academy of Sciences.
110,000.00222016Higher Education/Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groupshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8171-- Grant investigator: Thomas Rudin; initiative: Professional Advancement of Underrepresented Groups; to provide partial support for a study to gather, analyze, and disseminate the evidence on the most promising retention and completion strategies and practices at US minority-serving institutions (MSIs).
40,000.00322016Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7436-- Grant investigator: Jennifer Heimberg; to disseminate the results of a study assessing approaches to update the estimate of the social cost of carbon.
20,000.00332015Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7463-- Grant investigator: Elizabeth Eide; to provide partial support for the formation of a multi-sectoral Roundtable on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Development to gather and critically examine the scientific, engineering, regulatory, and environmental dimensions of unconventional hydrocarbon development.
92,319.00252014Higher Education/Science of Learning STEMhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7528-- Grant investigator: Jay Labov; to provide partial support for a convocation and dissemination activities on the evidence, models, and implications of replacing standard laboratory courses with discovery-based research courses in the STEM undergraduate curriculum.
600,000.0012014Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7247-- Grant investigator: Ann Merchant; to sustain and strengthen the Science & Entertainment Exchange and the role of science in Hollywood and provide support and exposure for the Sloan Film Program.
75,000.00262014Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7770-- Grant investigator: Bruce Altevogt; to provide partial support for a study on the effects of disasters on biomedical academic research that will include preparedness guidance for researchers, institutions, and sponsors.
150,000.00172014Higher Education/Science of Learning STEMhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7539-- Grant investigator: Barbara Wanchisen; to report on the science and practice of learning by revising and extending the book How People Learn.
150,000.00172014Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6830-- Grant investigator: Barbara Wanchisen; initiative: Economic Implications of the Great Recession (EIGR); to study potential changes in how the Common Rule governs behavioral and social science research on human subjects.
50,000.00292014Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7473-- Grant investigator: Paul Beaton; to provide partial support for a consensus study to evaluate the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) Program.
500,000.0032014Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7765-- Grant investigator: Katherine Bowman; to provide partial support for a consensus study of the microbiology of the built environment.
17,886.00362013Science/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7841-- Grant investigator: Katherine Bowman; to provide partial support for a scoping meeting to examine fundamental shifts in life science.
125,000.00202013Initiatives/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7518-- Grant investigator: Kenneth Fulton; to strengthen the National Academy of Sciences as it celebrates its 150th anniversary.
125,000.00202013Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7031-- Grant investigator: Kevin Finneran; to convene a workshop to explore the key stress points in the arc of an academic research career and the impact that policies and practices in each of these areas has on the others.
195,000.00152012Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7801-- Grant investigator: Eileen Choffnes; to provide partial support for the Forum on Microbial Threats.
16,500.00372012Science/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7844-- Grant investigator: Nancy Huddleston; to provide partial support for communication materials about the benefits of basic research.
200,000.00132012Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6819-- Grant investigator: Kevin Finneran; initiative: Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST); to enhance, disseminate, and implement the findings of a study about improving postdoctoral training and career prospects.
100,000.00232012Higher Education/Science of Learning STEMhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7546-- Grant investigator: Heidi Schweingruber; to provide evidence-based guidance to post-secondary faculty in science and engineering on how to improve their instruction and to improve undergraduate science education in order to improve students' learning and increase retention of students in science.
100,000.00232012Higher Education/Science of Learning STEMhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7547-- Grant investigator: Martin Storksdieck; to provide evidence-based findings and actionable recommendations on the increasingly complex pathways undergraduate students take into and out of STEM degree programs.
44,244.00312012Science/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7842-- Grant investigator: Anne-Marie Mazza; to support a one-day workshop on Science in the Administrative Process.
160,000.00162012Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6679-- Grant investigator: Paul Uhlir; to support a study on the Future Career Opportunities and Educational Requirements for Digital Curation.
200,000.00132012Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7260-- Grant investigator: Barbara Pope; to sustain and strengthen the role of the Science and Entertainment Exchange--and of science and technology--in Hollywood.
334,667.0062011Digital Technology/Scholarly Communicationhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6757-- Grant investigator: Scott Weidman; to study the feasibility of an online and open access Mathematical Heritage Library.
600,000.0012011Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6824-- Grant investigator: Gail Cohen; initiative: Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST); to study global competition for talent by comparing the high-skilled immigration policies of industrialized nations.
281,258.0092011Digital Technology/Scholarly Communicationhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6759-- Grant investigator: Paul Uhlir; to develop, analyze, and promote standards for the citation and attribution of data sets by research communities.
150,000.00172010Initiatives/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7199-- Grant investigator: William Skane; to support public interaction with the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
300,000.0082010Initiatives/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7522-- Grant investigator: Peter Henderson; as partial support for project to assess the health of U.S. research universities.
45,000.00302009Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7288-- Grant investigator: Barbara Pope; to develop a web site for Science and Entertainment Exchange.
250,000.00102009Digital Technology/Universal Access to Knowledgehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6780-- Grant investigator: Stephen Merrill; co-funding for a project on The Impact of Copyright Policy on Innovation in the Digital Era.
61,849.00282009Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6948-- Grant investigator: Scott Weidman; to support a workshop on the data, analytical, and budgetary resources needed to regulate systematic financial risk.
15,728.00382008Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6960-- Grant investigator: James Zucchetto; support for travel by international experts to attend the NAS Workshop on Assessing Economic Impacts of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation.