Sloan Foundation donations made to RAND Corporation

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.

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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 RANDCorporation
Twitter usernameRANDCorporation
Wikipedia page

Full donee page for donee RAND Corporation

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 11 399,958 419,147 20,000 125,000 125,000 347,872 378,666 399,958 441,606 498,059 544,638 609,511 1,120,309
Economics 1 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000
Working Longer 10 399,958 459,062 125,000 125,000 125,000 347,872 378,666 399,958 441,606 498,059 544,638 609,511 1,120,309

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 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Working Longer (filter this donor) 10 4,590,619.00 125,000.00 524,958.00 789,478.00 378,666.00 1,120,309.00 1,042,697.00 609,511.00
Economics (filter this donor) 1 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 11 4,610,619.00 125,000.00 524,958.00 809,478.00 378,666.00 1,120,309.00 1,042,697.00 609,511.00

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 (11 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 11)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
125,000.0092018Working Longer/ Grant investigator: Peter Hudomiet; to pilot a new approach to collect linked worker-firm data in which both workers and employers provide information about the determinants of the length of working life.
125,000.0092016Working Longer/ Grant investigator: Peter Hudomiet; to analyze how technological change affected the retirement behavior of older workers in the last three decades with a case study of computerization, arguably the most important technological change of our era.
399,958.0062016Working Longer/ Grant investigator: Susann Rohwedder; to find out how labor force participation at older ages has increased even as some determinants of participation have worsened, and whether the trend towards working at older ages is likely to continue in the future, especially in view of adverse trends in health.
20,000.00112015Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance Grant investigator: Krishna Kumar; initiative: Behavioral and Regulatory Effects on Decision-making (BRED); to promote research on behavioral economics and household finance by co-sponsoring the 7th annual RAND Forum on Behavioral Finance.
347,872.0082015Working Longer/ Grant investigator: Katherine Carman; to understand how joint retirement and partial retirement interact.
441,606.0052015Working Longer/ Grant investigator: Nicole Maestas; to advance knowledge on how human capital depreciating innovation affects older workers and on the role of training in modifying those effects.
378,666.0072014Working Longer/ Grant investigator: Andrew Parker; to investigate the role of psychological factors in individuals’ planning and subsequent decisions about the timing and staging of their transition from work to retirement.
1,120,309.0012013Working Longer/ Grant investigator: Nicole Maestas; to improve the understanding of the availability and importance of different pecuniary and nonpecuniary job characteristics for older workers and their effects on older worker labor outcomes.
498,059.0042012Working Longer/ Grant investigator: Till von Wachter; to obtain a comprehensive characterization of the role of firms in labor force transitions of older workers in the United States with comparative analyses to the role of firms in Germany.
544,638.0032012Working Longer/ Grant investigator: Nicole Maestas; to improve our understanding of the role of local labor demand in affecting the work and retirement patterns of older Americans.
609,511.0022011Working Longer/ Grant investigator: Nicole Maestas; to understand the role of employers in facilitating or impeding continued employment of older workers following onset of a work-limiting disability.