Sloan Foundation donations made to Stanford 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 stanford
Websitehttps://www.stanford.edu/
Twitter usernamestanford
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_University
Instagram usernamestanford
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Stanford+University

Full donee page for donee Stanford 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 31 234,987 341,251 10,000 20,000 45,000 80,668 114,687 234,987 315,860 480,854 599,839 647,671 1,807,297
Energy and Environment 7 33,000 109,786 10,000 10,000 10,500 20,000 20,000 33,000 45,000 45,000 50,000 600,000 600,000
Working Longer 13 234,987 270,253 14,500 72,758 80,668 89,973 114,687 234,987 250,000 315,860 473,248 599,839 862,416
Economics 10 495,647 617,200 20,000 20,000 125,000 386,574 480,854 495,647 591,295 617,665 647,671 999,995 1,807,297
Digital Technology 1 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000

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
Economics (filter this donor) 10 6,171,998.00 772,671.00 480,854.00 2,398,592.00 495,647.00 637,665.00 0.00 386,574.00 999,995.00
Working Longer (filter this donor) 13 3,513,286.00 0.00 834,826.00 95,168.00 963,552.00 862,416.00 89,973.00 351,491.00 315,860.00
Energy and Environment (filter this donor) 7 768,500.00 0.00 0.00 620,000.00 60,000.00 55,500.00 33,000.00 0.00 0.00
Digital Technology (filter this donor) 1 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 125,000.00
Total 31 10,578,784.00 772,671.00 1,315,680.00 3,113,760.00 1,519,199.00 1,555,581.00 122,973.00 738,065.00 1,440,855.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (31 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 31)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
125,000.00172018Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8445-- Grant investigator: Margaret Levi; to advance the design and implementation of causal inference techniques other than randomization in public policy evaluation.
647,671.0042018Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8529-- Grant investigator: Matthew Gentzkow; to study the behavioral welfare effects of online media consumption.
234,987.00162017Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8093-- Grant investigator: John Shoven; to enhance the understanding of the options faced by households whose previous retirement plans now appear unrealistic, perhaps due to slow growth, lower than projected wage growth, or poor past or projected asset returns.
599,839.0072017Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8094-- Grant investigator: John Shoven; to support a conference series in order to foster more research and policy discussion about changing labor market institutions to accommodate increased longevity.
480,854.00102017Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8070-- Grant investigator: Susan Athey; to develop, test, and post new algorithms for estimating heterogeneous causal effects from large-scale observational studies and field experiments.
80,668.00222016Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8087-- Grant investigator: John Shoven; to convene a conference of academic researchers and human resource practitioners to discuss practical ideas to apply emerging academic research to managing an aging workforce.
1,807,297.0012016Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8058-- Grant investigator: Mark Cullen; initiative: Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE); to develop services that model how access to administrative data can facilitate reliable, reproducible, and groundbreaking research in economics.
591,295.0082016Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8067-- Grant investigator: John Taylor; initiative: Financial and Institutional Modeling in Macroeconomics (FIMM); to make research on macro-financial modeling more reproducible, collaborative, and comparative.
600,000.0062016Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8153-- Grant investigator: Frank Wolak; to develop and apply a framework that classifies, assesses, and compares the explicit and implicit subsidies provided for different energy sources.
14,500.00292016Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8090-- Grant investigator: John Shoven; to include the current and former NBER pre- and post-doc Aging Fellows in the group of participants at the October 6th and 7th, 2016 Working Longer Conference held at SIEPR.
20,000.00272016Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8165-- Grant investigator: James Sweeney; to support participation of students and post-doctoral researchers at the 2016 Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference and to organize a strategic planning workshop at the conference to determine potential future pathways.
114,687.00192015Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/6976-- Grant investigator: Mark Cullen; to explore to what extent health, job demands, and job exposures drive early disability and retirement events for workers in the manufacturing sector.
50,000.00242015Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7452-- Grant investigator: Frank Wolak; to organize a one-day conference at the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development exploring the economic, technological, and regulatory barriers to deploying a suite of emerging low carbon energy technologies and resources at scale.
473,248.00112015Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/6983-- Grant investigator: Mark Duggan; to study the effects of the Affordable Care Act on Older Workers’ Labor Market Outcomes.
72,758.00232015Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/6978-- Grant investigator: John Shoven; to gain new insights regarding labor market pathways to retirement with particular attention to the role of self-employment and to analyze the labor market participation of the 1945 birth cohort from ages 54 – 68 in a comprehensive manner.
10,000.00312015Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7456-- Grant investigator: James Sweeney; to support the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center to provide stipends to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers to attend the 2015 Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) Conference in Sacramento, CA.
302,859.00142015Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/6991-- Grant investigator: Mark Duggan; to estimate the effect of the Veteran’s Administration Disability Compensation (DC) enrollment on older veterans' labor market outcomes.
495,647.0092015Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6844-- Grant investigator: Jay Bhattacharya; initiative: Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE); to develop new empirical methods and use new “big data” resources for assessing the performance of Medicare and Medicare Advantage insurance plans.
45,000.00252014Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7477-- Grant investigator: Frank Wolak; to support the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development in the organization of a conference titled "The Financialization of Energy and Environmental Markets".
10,500.00302014Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7475-- Grant investigator: James Sweeney; to support the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center to provide stipends to junior faculty and post-doctoral fellows to attend the 2014 Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change (BECC) Conference in Washington, DC.
617,665.0052014Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6850-- Grant investigator: Nicholas Bloom; initiative: Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE); to develop two new surveys of subjective business expectations and conduct research on the sources and consequences of business uncertainty.
862,416.0032014Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7026-- Grant investigator: John Shoven; to foster more research and policy discussion about changing labor market institutions to accommodate increased longevity through a conference series and a post-doc/first sabbatical program.
20,000.00272014Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6797-- Grant investigator: Margaret Levi; initiative: Behavioral Economics and Household Finance (BEHF); to develop and workshop a multidisciplinary research agenda on rethinking regulatory economics.
89,973.00212013Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7010-- Grant investigator: Laura Carstensen; to understand potential pathways between working longer and cognitive performance.
33,000.00262013Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7494-- Grant investigator: Frank Wolak; to organize an international conference on regional carbon policies to mitigate climate change and its impacts around the world.
101,491.00202012Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7037-- Grant investigator: John Shoven; to hold a two-day conference at Stanford University on aspects of the institutional adjustments needed to accommodate longer lifetimes, particularly related to working longer and retirement.
250,000.00152012Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7038-- Grant investigator: Jennifer Raymond; to further accelerate the school's progress in achieving faculty career flexibility. Funds granted to institution as a winner of the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility in Medical Schools.
386,574.00122012Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6893-- Grant investigator: Jonathan Levin; to study internet markets using detailed data about consumer and firm behavior from eBay.
315,860.00132011Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7024-- Grant investigator: John Shoven; to support research and analysis of the economics of series versus parallel retirement income strategies.
999,995.0022011Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6903-- Grant investigator: John Mitchell; to develop practical techniques for allowing researchers to extract aggregate statistics from large datasets while protecting the privacy of information contained in individual entries.
125,000.00172011Digital Technology/Scholarly Communicationhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6758-- Grant investigator: John Willinsky; to fund development of the Open Monograph Press platform, including an innovative pre-publication module.