Sloan Foundation donations made to Syracuse 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.

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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

We do not have any donee information for the donee Syracuse University in our system.

Full donee page for donee Syracuse 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 4 48,900 74,669 5,000 5,000 5,000 48,900 48,900 48,900 120,000 120,000 124,775 124,775 124,775
Higher Education 1 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
Energy and Environment 1 48,900 48,900 48,900 48,900 48,900 48,900 48,900 48,900 48,900 48,900 48,900 48,900 48,900
Science 1 120,000 120,000 120,000 120,000 120,000 120,000 120,000 120,000 120,000 120,000 120,000 120,000 120,000
Economics 1 124,775 124,775 124,775 124,775 124,775 124,775 124,775 124,775 124,775 124,775 124,775 124,775 124,775

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 2015 2014 2011
Economics (filter this donor) 1 124,775.00 0.00 0.00 124,775.00
Science (filter this donor) 1 120,000.00 0.00 120,000.00 0.00
Energy and Environment (filter this donor) 1 48,900.00 48,900.00 0.00 0.00
Higher Education (filter this donor) 1 5,000.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 4 298,675.00 53,900.00 120,000.00 124,775.00

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 (4 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 4)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
5,000.0042015Higher Education/Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups Grant investigator: M. Manning; initiative: Professional Advancement of Underrepresented Groups; to  support fifteen undergraduate female physics students in the northeast United States to attend the 2016 American Physical Society Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics at Syracuse University.
48,900.0032015Energy and Environment/ Grant investigator: Jason Dedrick; to provide partial support for a study examining how consumers perceive privacy risks associated with smart grid and home energy technologies.
120,000.0022014Science/Microbiology of the Built Environment Grant investigator: Huan Gu; to understand and control biofilms in the built environment.
124,775.0012011Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance Grant investigator: Jason Dedrick; to analyze the nature and estimated number of jobs associated with the wind energy industry in the U.S. and elsewhere.