Sloan Foundation donations made to New Venture Fund

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

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Country

Full donee page for donee New Venture Fund

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 9 124,781 128,966 50,000 50,000 71,275 110,000 117,640 124,781 125,000 179,000 180,000 203,000 203,000
Economics 4 71,275 90,924 50,000 50,000 50,000 71,275 71,275 71,275 117,640 117,640 124,781 124,781 124,781
Initiatives 3 180,000 164,333 110,000 110,000 110,000 110,000 180,000 180,000 180,000 203,000 203,000 203,000 203,000
2 125,000 152,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 179,000 179,000 179,000 179,000 179,000

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 2017 2016 2015 2013 2011 2010
Initiatives (filter this donor) 3 493,000.00 0.00 203,000.00 180,000.00 110,000.00 0.00 0.00
Economics (filter this donor) 4 363,696.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 196,056.00 117,640.00
(filter this donor) 2 304,000.00 304,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 9 1,160,696.00 354,000.00 203,000.00 180,000.00 110,000.00 196,056.00 117,640.00

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 (9 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 9)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
125,000.0042017/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8168-- Grant investigator: Bruce Boyd; to pilot a Science Philanthropy Alliance fellowship to train a PhD scientist in basic science philanthropy.
50,000.0092017Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8235-- Grant investigator: Heather Joseph; initiative: Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE); to support the Open Research Funders Group, a partnership committed to the open sharing of research outputs.
179,000.0032017/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8167-- Grant investigator: Bruce Boyd; to encourage charitable giving in support of basic scientific research through Sloan membership in the Science Philanthropy Alliance.
203,000.0012016Initiatives/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7516-- Grant investigator: Bruce Boyd; to encourage charitable giving in support of basic scientific research through Sloan membership in the Science Philanthropy Alliance.
180,000.0022015Initiatives/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7159-- Grant investigator: Bruce Boyd; to encourage charitable giving in support of basic scientific research through Sloan membership in the Science Philanthropy Alliance.
110,000.0072013Initiatives/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7170-- Grant investigator: Bruce Boyd; to support the establishment of the Science Philanthropy Alliance.
71,275.0082011Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6895-- Grant investigator: Rachael Raab; to catalyze empirical research on how obfuscated markets respond to smart disclosure policies.
124,781.0052011Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6914-- Grant investigator: Rachael Raab; to study financial institutions' use of obfuscation in marketing credit cards to consumers.
117,640.0062010Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6935-- Grant investigator: Antoinette Schoar; to study experimentally the market for retail financial advice.