Sloan Foundation donations made to North Carolina State 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, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

Table of contents

Basic donor information

Country United States
Wikipedia page
Facebook username sloanfoundation
Donations URL
Twitter usernameSloanFoundation
Page on philosophy informing donations
Grant application process page
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script

Full donor page for donor Sloan Foundation

Basic donee information

Facebook page ncstate
Twitter usernamencstate
Wikipedia page
Instagram usernamencstate

Full donee page for donee North Carolina State 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 6 81,951 236,950 48,002 48,002 80,000 80,000 81,951 81,951 124,821 539,767 539,767 547,161 547,161
Digital Technology 1 48,002 48,002 48,002 48,002 48,002 48,002 48,002 48,002 48,002 48,002 48,002 48,002 48,002
Public Understanding 1 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000
Working Longer 3 539,767 389,626 81,951 81,951 81,951 81,951 539,767 539,767 539,767 547,161 547,161 547,161 547,161
Science 1 124,821 124,821 124,821 124,821 124,821 124,821 124,821 124,821 124,821 124,821 124,821 124,821 124,821

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 2013
Working Longer (filter this donor) 3 1,168,879.00 0.00 539,767.00 629,112.00
Science (filter this donor) 1 124,821.00 0.00 0.00 124,821.00
Public Understanding (filter this donor) 1 80,000.00 0.00 80,000.00 0.00
Digital Technology (filter this donor) 1 48,002.00 48,002.00 0.00 0.00
Total 6 1,421,702.00 48,002.00 619,767.00 753,933.00

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 (6 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 6)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
48,002.0062018Digital Technology/Data & Computational Research Grant investigator: Marc Hoit; to co-fund a workshop on data science within Land Grant Universities.
80,000.0052016Public Understanding/Books Grant investigator: Robert Dunn; to support research and writing of a book, "Never Home Alone," that engages the general public in the history and science of the microbiology of the built environment.
539,767.0022016Working Longer/ Grant investigator: Robert Clark; to provide a comprehensive analysis of public employees’ transition between career employment and full retirement.
124,821.0032013Science/Microbiology of the Built Environment Grant investigator: Coby Schal; to incorporate building science measures into an existing HUD-funded project on the interactions between insect infestations and microbial communities in homes.
81,951.0042013Working Longer/ Grant investigator: Robert Clark; to better understand the research on how employees respond to individuals desiring to work longer.
547,161.0012013Working Longer/ Grant investigator: Robert Clark; to provide new insight into the work life transitions and key retirement-related decisions by older public sector employees.