Sloan Foundation donations made to New York 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 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 NYU
Websitehttp://www.nyu.edu
Twitter usernamenyuniversity
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_University
Instagram usernamenyuniversity

Full donee page for donee New York 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 35 311,556 361,955 12,500 20,000 20,000 100,000 200,000 311,556 444,229 487,109 550,000 709,654 1,500,000
Energy and Environment 2 12,500 16,250 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000
Digital Technology 6 100,000 546,667 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 100,000 100,000 550,000 1,100,000 1,100,000 1,500,000 1,500,000
Initiatives 13 200,000 248,126 20,000 20,000 22,611 40,250 125,000 200,000 210,450 300,000 494,896 708,468 709,654
Public Understanding 5 473,567 376,403 20,000 20,000 20,000 429,450 429,450 473,567 473,567 474,400 474,400 484,596 484,596
Science 1 99,613 99,613 99,613 99,613 99,613 99,613 99,613 99,613 99,613 99,613 99,613 99,613 99,613
Economics 4 401,624 448,248 311,556 311,556 311,556 401,624 401,624 401,624 491,605 491,605 588,205 588,205 588,205
Higher Education 2 444,229 585,870 444,229 444,229 444,229 444,229 444,229 444,229 727,511 727,511 727,511 727,511 727,511
Working Longer 2 487,109 591,962 487,109 487,109 487,109 487,109 487,109 487,109 696,815 696,815 696,815 696,815 696,815

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
Digital Technology (filter this donor) 6 3,280,000.00 0.00 550,000.00 1,100,000.00 100,000.00 30,000.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Initiatives (filter this donor) 13 3,225,637.00 0.00 20,000.00 250,000.00 362,861.00 854,654.00 534,758.00 494,896.00 0.00 708,468.00 0.00
Public Understanding (filter this donor) 5 1,882,013.00 0.00 0.00 484,596.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 473,567.00 474,400.00 0.00 429,450.00
Economics (filter this donor) 4 1,792,990.00 0.00 491,605.00 0.00 0.00 588,205.00 0.00 401,624.00 311,556.00 0.00 0.00
Working Longer (filter this donor) 2 1,183,924.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 696,815.00 0.00 0.00 487,109.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Higher Education (filter this donor) 2 1,171,740.00 0.00 727,511.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 444,229.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Science (filter this donor) 1 99,613.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 99,613.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Energy and Environment (filter this donor) 2 32,500.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 12,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 35 12,668,417.00 20,000.00 1,789,116.00 1,834,596.00 1,259,289.00 1,485,359.00 2,498,987.00 1,857,196.00 785,956.00 708,468.00 429,450.00

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 (35 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 35)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
20,000.00292018Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8454-- Grant investigator: Katrina Wyman; to assess whether mandatory building energy audits in New York City contribute to meaningful reductions in building energy use.
491,605.00102017Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8036-- Grant investigator: Andrew Caplin; initiative: Behavioral and Regulatory Effects on Decision-making (BRED); to study how attention and perception affect microeconomic behaviors and macroeconomic outcomes.
20,000.00292017Initiatives/New York City Initiativeshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7978-- Grant investigator: Phyllis Frankl; to provide partial support for the Cyber Security program for High School Women.
550,000.0082017Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7996-- Grant investigator: Karen Adolph; to support the development of and data exchange between Datavyu (a tool for video coding) and Databrary (a platform for archiving and controlled sharing of video data).
727,511.0032017Higher Education/Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groupshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8176-- Grant investigator: Peter Henry; to further develop the Ph.D. Excellence Initiative to change the face of U.S. economics departments by preparing a select cadre of high-achieving post-baccalaureate students of color for the rigors of Ph.D. study in the field.
250,000.00202016Initiatives/New York City Initiativeshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7990-- Grant investigator: Jane Carlton; to conduct a pilot project to discover protists in the pets (cats, dogs) and pests (rats, mice, cockroaches, pigeons) of New York City.
1,100,000.0022016Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8010-- Grant investigator: Juliana Freire; to advance data-intensive scientific discovery, empowering researchers to be vastly more effective by utilizing new methods, new tools, new partnerships, and new career paths.
484,596.00122016Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8113-- Grant investigator: Michael Burke; for an annual feature film production grant over three years to enable film students to shoot a first feature film about science and technology.
696,815.0062015Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/6977-- Grant investigator: Andrew Caplin; to evaluate how changes in tax and benefit policies and in retirement savings policies would impact wealth accumulation and labor supply of older workers.
100,000.00252015Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6603-- Grant investigator: Yann LeCun; to partially support an international symposium on the future of Artificial Intelligence research and its impact on society.
300,000.00192015Initiatives/New York City Initiativeshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7128-- Grant investigator: Julia Lane; to conduct planning activities to develop the CUSP Data User Facility.
99,613.00262015Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7746-- Grant investigator: Maria Dominguez-Bello; to examine the microbial profiles of Amerindian homes in isolated settings with and without mestizo influence.
22,611.00282015Initiatives/New York City Initiativeshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7100-- Grant investigator: Nasir Memon; to provide partial support for the Computer Science for Cyber Security summer program for High School women.
40,250.00272015Initiatives/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7517-- Grant investigator: Nasir Memon; to support a workshop and initiate a process for discussion of key cybersecurity issues amongst thought leaders in government, industry, academia, and other sectors.
12,500.00352014Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7482-- Grant investigator: Richard Stewart; to organize a roundtable workshop by the Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy & Land Use Law at NYU School of Law to fill a knowledge gap in the United States as to the design, implementation and performance of the United Kingdom’s innovative approach to electricity regulation.
125,000.00232014Initiatives/New York City Initiativeshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7135-- Grant investigator: Robert Ubell; to provide renewed support for a cyber security lecture series in New York City.
709,654.0042014Initiatives/New York City Initiativeshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7105-- Grant investigator: Selin Kalaycioglu; to identify, motivate, and nurture mathematical talent through after-school activities in New York City's underserved neighborhoods.
20,000.00292014Initiatives/New York City Initiativeshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7103-- Grant investigator: Nasir Memon; to provide partial support for the Cyber Security Program for High School Women.
588,205.0072014Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6833-- Grant investigator: Robert Engle; initiative: Economic Implications of the Great Recession (EIGR); to model how the capitalization and regulation of financial institutions interact with the macroeconomy.
15,000.00332014Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6636-- Grant investigator: Franзois Grey; to run a workshop and associated hack day on strategies and tools for cross-platform identity and contribution management in citizen science.
15,000.00332014Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6624-- Grant investigator: Nancy Hechinger; to support a workshop and hackathon on crowdfunding and scientific projects.
20,000.00292013Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7311-- Grant investigator: Jennifer Chi; to provide support to the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World in expanding audiences and building engagement for a traveling exhibition exploring the scientific, technological, and cultural roots of time reckoning and our understanding of time.
444,229.00152013Higher Education/Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groupshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7611-- Grant investigator: Peter Henry; to launch a pilot program, the PH.D. Excellence Initiative, to change the face of economics departments in the United States by identifying, training, and mentoring high-achieving students of color, preparing them for rigors of Ph.D. study in the field.
200,000.00222013Initiatives/New York City Initiativeshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7136-- Grant investigator: Aristides Patrinos; to conduct planning activities for four projects at the Center for Urban Science and Progress.
210,450.00212013Initiatives/New York City Initiativeshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7137-- Grant investigator: Richard Revesz; to study flood insurance, including the uptake, distributional, and incentive effects of Super Storm Sandy.
1,500,000.0012013Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6638-- Grant investigator: Yann LeCun; to advance data-intensive scientific discovery through new methods, new tools, new partnerships, and new career paths.
124,308.00242013Initiatives/New York City Initiativeshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7111-- Grant investigator: James Kemple; to study the accessibility and effectiveness of programs for gifted and talented students offered by New York City’s Department of Education.
487,109.00112012Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7036-- Grant investigator: Andrew Caplin; to improve measurement and modeling of the evolving labor market behaviors, expectations, and preferences of middle and upper-middle income households headed by older Americans.
494,896.0092012Initiatives/New York City Initiativeshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7115-- Grant investigator: Matthew Leingang; to provide summer experiences for a diverse set of young women in high school that will bolster their enthusiasm and aptitude for studying mathematics in college.
401,624.00172012Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6820-- Grant investigator: Prasanna Tambe; initiative: Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST); to analyze the economics of labor markets for information technology workers using administrative datasets.
473,567.00142012Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7269-- Grant investigator: Sheril Antonio; for screenwriting and production of science and technology films by top film students.
474,400.00132011Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7275-- Grant investigator: Sheril Antonio; for an annual feature film production grant over three years to enable film students to shoot a first feature film about science and technology.
311,556.00182011Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6916-- Grant investigator: Robert Engle; to rank global financial firms according to the systemic risk they pose for the world economy.
708,468.0052010Initiatives/New York City Initiativeshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7122-- Grant investigator: Yuri Tschinkel; to establish a Center for Mathematical Talent to work with students from NYC schools.
429,450.00162009Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7292-- Grant investigator: Sheril Antonio; for screenwriting and production of science and technology films by top film students.