Sloan Foundation donations made to University of Arizona

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
Websitehttp://www.arizona.edu
Twitter usernameuofa
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Arizona
Instagram usernameuarizona

Full donee page for donee University of Arizona

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 6 123,050 148,491 20,000 20,000 80,310 80,310 123,050 123,050 144,540 231,050 231,050 291,997 291,997
Higher Education 4 80,310 91,975 20,000 20,000 20,000 80,310 80,310 80,310 123,050 123,050 144,540 144,540 144,540
Science 1 231,050 231,050 231,050 231,050 231,050 231,050 231,050 231,050 231,050 231,050 231,050 231,050 231,050
Economics 1 291,997 291,997 291,997 291,997 291,997 291,997 291,997 291,997 291,997 291,997 291,997 291,997 291,997

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 2013 2012 2010 2009
Higher Education (filter this donor) 4 367,900.00 0.00 0.00 123,050.00 20,000.00 144,540.00 80,310.00
Economics (filter this donor) 1 291,997.00 291,997.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Science (filter this donor) 1 231,050.00 0.00 231,050.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 6 890,947.00 291,997.00 231,050.00 123,050.00 20,000.00 144,540.00 80,310.00

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 (6 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 6)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
291,997.0012018Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8532-- Grant investigator: Ronald Oaxaca; to study gender differences in the choice of subfield specialization among academic economists.
231,050.0022016Science/Deep Carbon Observatoryhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8198-- Grant investigator: Robert Downs; to elucidate the concept of carbon mineral evolution.
123,050.0042013Higher Education/Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groupshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7618-- Grant investigator: Maria Velez; to plan for a new collaborative direction for the four campus groups that now constitute the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP).
20,000.0062012Higher Education/Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groupshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7621-- Grant investigator: Maria Velez; to increase the FTE of the program coordinator of the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership at the U of Arizona from 0.43 to 0.71, to continue the exemplary support she provides for the recruitment and retention of Native American graduate students.
144,540.0032010Higher Education/Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groupshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7642-- Grant investigator: Maria Velez; to fund, for an additional three years, the recruitment and retention portion of the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership at the University of Arizona.
80,310.0052009Higher Education/Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groupshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7647-- Grant investigator: Maria Velez; to fund for an additional year the recruitment and retention portion of the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership at the University of Arizona.