Sloan Foundation donations made to The Brookings Institution

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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 The Brookings Institution in our system.

Full donee page for donee The Brookings Institution

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 11 406,495 327,986 19,616 26,073 44,159 96,400 225,000 406,495 407,959 576,793 600,000 600,000 605,347
Economics 8 225,000 315,836 19,616 19,616 26,073 44,159 225,000 225,000 406,495 600,000 600,000 605,347 605,347
Digital Technology 1 96,400 96,400 96,400 96,400 96,400 96,400 96,400 96,400 96,400 96,400 96,400 96,400 96,400
Working Longer 2 407,959 492,376 407,959 407,959 407,959 407,959 407,959 407,959 576,793 576,793 576,793 576,793 576,793

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 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Economics (filter this donor) 8 2,526,690.00 600,000.00 0.00 225,000.00 619,616.00 0.00 675,579.00 406,495.00
Working Longer (filter this donor) 2 984,752.00 0.00 407,959.00 0.00 0.00 576,793.00 0.00 0.00
Digital Technology (filter this donor) 1 96,400.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 96,400.00 0.00
Total 11 3,607,842.00 600,000.00 407,959.00 225,000.00 619,616.00 576,793.00 771,979.00 406,495.00

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
600,000.0022014Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6799-- Grant investigator: Justin Wolfers; initiative: Behavioral Economics and Household Finance (BEHF); to present accessible, reliable, and influential research through the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity.
407,959.0052013Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7021-- Grant investigator: Gary Burtless; to investigate the divergence of retirement and mortality trends between high- and low-income workers and determine the impact of the interaction of these two trends on the income distribution of the aged and the optimal design of public pension formulas.
225,000.0072012Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6868-- Grant investigator: Karen Dynan; initiative: Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE); to demonstrate new ways an economics journal can help curate, visualize, and update the empirical data linked to its articles.
600,000.0022011Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6878-- Grant investigator: Justin Wolfers; to publish through BPEA financial research and economic data that is accessible, reliable, and influential.
19,616.00112011Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6910-- Grant investigator: Clifford Winston; to hold a meeting to assess the current state of research in industrial organization and to explore ways to make the field more engaged with live empirical and policy issues.
576,793.0042010Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7087-- Grant investigator: Gary Burtless; to develop estimates of how the decision by American workers to retire later impacts public budgets and the economy.
605,347.0012009Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6943-- Grant investigator: Eswar Prasad; for an annual and independent forum that will identify, analyze, discuss, and promote options for international monetary reform.
96,400.0082009Digital Technology/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/6685-- Grant investigator: Michael McDonald; to advise and oversee the development of software that facilitates public use of demographic and redistricting data.
44,159.0092009Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6952-- Grant investigator: Martin Baily; to provide expert input into the debate over automobile industry restructuring and to provide an agenda for related policy-oriented research in microeconomics.
26,073.00102009Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6953-- Grant investigator: Sendhil Mullainathan; to develop policy advice and a research agenda for applying behavioral economics to federal regulatory design.
406,495.0062008Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6964-- Grant investigator: Karen Dynan; to commission papers, hold conferences, and publish a series of research articles on financial markets and institutions in the journal: Brookings Papers on Economic Activity.