Sloan Foundation donations made to New York Public Radio

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

We do not have any donee information for the donee New York Public Radio in our system.

Full donee page for donee New York Public Radio

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 12 400,000 499,183 125,000 225,000 225,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 650,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 827,700
Public Understanding 12 400,000 499,183 125,000 225,000 225,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 650,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 827,700

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 2016 2014 2013 2010 2009 2008
Public Understanding (filter this donor) 12 5,990,200.00 650,000.00 800,000.00 400,000.00 1,625,000.00 1,577,700.00 225,000.00 712,500.00
Total 12 5,990,200.00 650,000.00 800,000.00 400,000.00 1,625,000.00 1,577,700.00 225,000.00 712,500.00

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 (12 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 12)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
650,000.0052018Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8557-- Grant investigator: Jim Schachter; to support story-driven health care reporting at WNYC, including coverage of health care policy and economics, medical science and discovery, and personal health.
400,000.0072016Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8123-- Grant investigator: Jad Abumrad; for production and enhanced distribution of Radiolab, an innovative and popular science-themed radio show, via multiple platforms.
400,000.0072016Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7332-- Grant investigator: Jim Schachter; to support health care reporting at WNYC with a focus on the economics and policy of our healthcare system and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on consumers in New York.
400,000.0072014Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7336-- Grant investigator: Jim Schachter; as support for a health care reporting unit at WNYC, Appointment with Reform, focusing on the economics and policy of our healthcare system and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on consumers in New York.
125,000.00122013Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7338-- Grant investigator: Jim Schachter; for a planning grant for WNYC's new Healthcare Reporting Unit to research and pilot episodes targeted at New York healthcare policy and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on consumers.
750,000.0022013Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7339-- Grant investigator: Ellen Horne; for production and enhanced distribution of Radiolab, an innovative popular science-themed radio show, via multiple platforms.
750,000.0022013Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7340-- Grant investigator: David Krasnow; to support the production and distribution of science and technology coverage on Studio 360, an award-winning arts and culture show.
750,000.0022010Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7350-- Grant investigator: Leital Molad; to make science and technology a regular, integral feature on Studio 360.
827,700.0012010Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7351-- Grant investigator: Ellen Horne; for production and enhanced distribution of Radiolab, an innovative, popular, science-themed show on public radio.
225,000.00102009Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7353-- Grant investigator: Ellen Horne; for the production and distribution of RadioLab, an innovative science-themed show on public radio.
225,000.00102008Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7354-- Grant investigator: Ellen Horne; one year of support for Radiolab, an innovative public radio show about science.
487,500.0062008Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7355-- Grant investigator: David Krasnow; to make science and technology a regular feature on Studio 360.