Sloan Foundation donations made to NumFOCUS

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 2020. 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 NumFOCUS in our system.

Full donee page for donee NumFOCUS

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 8 20,000 259,849 10,000 10,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 598,000 684,185 706,608 706,608
Digital Technology 6 20,000 114,667 10,000 10,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 598,000 598,000
Economics 2 684,185 695,397 684,185 684,185 684,185 684,185 684,185 684,185 706,608 706,608 706,608 706,608 706,608

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
Economics (filter this donor) 2 1,390,793.00 0.00 684,185.00 706,608.00 0.00 0.00
Digital Technology (filter this donor) 6 688,000.00 40,000.00 20,000.00 598,000.00 20,000.00 10,000.00
Total 8 2,078,793.00 40,000.00 704,185.00 1,304,608.00 20,000.00 10,000.00

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 (8 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 8)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
20,000.0042018Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8508-- Grant investigator: Jane Herriman; to support travel to and attendance at JuliaCon2018 by underrepresented minorities in computing who are users of and contributors to the Julia programming language.
20,000.0042018Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8431-- Grant investigator: Karthik Ram; to support travel by students and junior faculty to a workshop focused on the development of scientific software using the R statistical computing language.
684,185.0022017Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8071-- Grant investigator: Christopher Carroll; to develop a programming toolkit for the construction, execution, and evaluation of macroeconomic simulations where heterogeneous agents interact behaviorally.
20,000.0042017Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7994-- Grant investigator: Karthik Ram; to support travel by students and junior faculty to a workshop focused on the development of scientific software using the R statistical computing language.
706,608.0012016Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6838-- Grant investigator: John Stachurski; initiative: Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE); to improve teaching and research in quantitative economics by developing codebases and other resources that are compelling, open, and reproducible.
598,000.0032016Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6597-- Grant investigator: Leah Silen; to build capacity for business planning and industry engagement within NumFOCUS.
20,000.0042015Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6616-- Grant investigator: Karthik Ram; to support travel by students and junior faculty to a workshop focused on the development scientific software in the R statistical computing language.
10,000.0082014Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6621-- Grant investigator: Gregory Wilson; to partially support a summit of grassroots organizations that foster diversity in the technology sector.