Sloan Foundation donations made to University of California, Berkeley

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 United States
Facebook page UCBerkeley
Websitehttps://www.berkeley.edu/
Donate pagehttps://give.berkeley.edu/?sc=111443
Twitter usernameUCBerkeley
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_California,_Berkeley
Instagram usernameucberkeleyofficial
Medium usernameUCBerkeley
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=University+of+California%2C+Berkeley

Full donee page for donee University of California, Berkeley

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 48 200,000 433,843 18,500 30,000 78,172 113,859 124,992 200,000 330,476 657,700 836,849 1,445,238 1,512,547
Digital Technology 10 659,359 764,910 18,500 18,500 179,267 301,383 384,565 659,359 836,849 1,100,000 1,156,626 1,500,000 1,512,547
Higher Education 2 20,000 60,911 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 101,821 101,821 101,821 101,821 101,821
Working Longer 2 20,000 209,249 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 398,498 398,498 398,498 398,498 398,498
Energy and Environment 11 113,859 225,599 29,800 31,250 50,000 60,000 99,922 113,859 124,966 124,989 124,997 222,289 1,499,516
Science 15 330,476 518,223 30,000 66,269 78,172 120,000 176,062 330,476 657,700 750,000 750,000 1,445,238 1,451,191
Economics 8 244,343 297,513 95,158 95,158 96,697 124,992 244,343 244,343 270,250 333,500 359,402 855,763 855,763

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 2010 2009 2008
Science (filter this donor) 15 7,773,348.00 0.00 30,000.00 2,248,629.00 239,611.00 1,920,155.00 200,000.00 850,000.00 176,062.00 1,451,191.00 0.00 657,700.00
Digital Technology (filter this donor) 10 7,649,096.00 0.00 677,859.00 1,100,000.00 1,512,547.00 301,383.00 2,063,832.00 1,156,626.00 836,849.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Energy and Environment (filter this donor) 11 2,481,588.00 124,966.00 521,145.00 149,922.00 1,624,505.00 29,800.00 31,250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Economics (filter this donor) 8 2,380,105.00 0.00 0.00 95,158.00 0.00 124,992.00 359,402.00 855,763.00 366,947.00 244,343.00 333,500.00 0.00
Working Longer (filter this donor) 2 418,498.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 398,498.00 0.00 0.00
Higher Education (filter this donor) 2 121,821.00 20,000.00 0.00 101,821.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 48 20,824,456.00 144,966.00 1,249,004.00 3,695,530.00 3,376,663.00 2,376,330.00 2,654,484.00 2,862,389.00 1,379,858.00 2,094,032.00 333,500.00 657,700.00

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 (48 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 48)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
20,000.00462018Higher Education/Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groupshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8571-- Grant investigator: Martha Olney; to support a Summit for ~100 graduate students and 20-50 experienced researchers in economics from underrepresented groups to build tools and networks to support diversity, inclusion, and equity in the field.
124,966.00312018Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8455-- Grant investigator: Severin Borenstein; to create a publicly accessible panel dataset of residential electric utility rates for all United States utilities to develop more refined electricity cost models.
20,000.00462017Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8489-- Grant investigator: Benjamin Schoefer; to support the first paper in a two-year, three-paper research agenda on “The Equilibrium and Spillover Effects of Working Longer: Evidence from Quasi-Experimental Variation in Early Retirement Incentives”.
30,000.00442017Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8491-- Grant investigator: John Taylor; to extend comparative data analysis for studies of water damaged homes in NY and CA.
18,500.00482017Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8494-- Grant investigator: Deirdre Mulligan; to study private sector research and data sharing practices.
222,289.00242017Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8242-- Grant investigator: Maximilian Auffhammer; to research the economics of energy efficiency, as recommended by a Request for Proposals review committee, by estimating the impacts of an industrial energy efficiency program on electricity use, water use, and welfare in the agricultural sector.
659,359.00142017Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8222-- Grant investigator: Jonathan Dugan; to support improvements to NumPy, an essential numerical computing utility for the Python programming language.
124,997.00282017Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8245-- Grant investigator: Maximilian Auffhammer; to continue to train highly qualified Ph.D. graduate students from across North America in energy and environmental economics topics and techniques through an advanced summer training program.
60,000.00412017Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8247-- Grant investigator: Catherine Wolfram; to organize a conference for academics, policymakers, and practitioners to celebrate the contributions to energy economics of Paul L. Joskow.
113,859.00342017Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8141-- Grant investigator: James Sallee; to broaden understanding of distributional equity of transportation policy by quantifying the heterogeneous impact of fuel economy standards.
95,158.00382016Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8079-- Grant investigator: Emmanuel Saez; to develop, document, and freely distribute linked administrative data derived from federal tax and educational records.
1,100,000.0072016Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8011-- Grant investigator: Saul Perlmutter; to advance data-intensive scientific discovery, empowering researchers to be vastly more effective by utilizing new methods, new tools, new partnerships, and new career paths.
101,821.00352016Higher Education/Science of Learning STEMhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8169-- Grant investigator: Anne Baranger; to develop and test instruments that document increases in understanding of science concepts and scientific practices in undergraduate research experiences.
748,629.00132016Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7731-- Grant investigator: Thomas Bruns; to expand understanding of the microbial ecology of the built environment.
750,000.00112016Science/Chemistry of Indoor Environmentshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7655-- Grant investigator: Allen Goldstein; to expand understanding of the processes controlling indoor chemistry.
99,922.00362016Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7440-- Grant investigator: Catherine Wolfram; to advance research on the economics of energy efficiency by managing a Request for Proposals solicitation, auditing the implementation of energy efficiency programs, and facilitating connections between researchers.
750,000.00112016Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7734-- Grant investigator: Jillian Banfield; to provide renewed support to examine the microbiology of the neonatal intensive care unit environment.
50,000.00422016Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7445-- Grant investigator: Lucas Davis; to support two sessions of the Energy Institute at Haas’ Energy Camp in order to bring together top energy economists to discuss and explore new research ideas on energy markets.
124,989.00302015Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7455-- Grant investigator: Maximilian Auffhammer; to train highly qualified Ph.D. graduate students from across North America in energy and environmental economics topics and techniques through an advanced summer training program.
119,611.00332015Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7752-- Grant investigator: Gary Andersen; to develop methods to optimize recovery of RNA from indoor microbiome samples.
1,499,516.0032015Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7469-- Grant investigator: Catherine Wolfram; to support the E2e project and continue the expansion, coordination, and facilitation of interdisciplinary research on energy efficiency through randomized controlled trials and other experimental methodologies.
1,512,547.0012015Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6619-- Grant investigator: Fernando Perez; to support continued development of the Jupyter platform for scientific computing and its developer community.
120,000.00322015Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7741-- Grant investigator: Allen Goldstein; to characterize the microbial contribution to the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in real residential environments through temporally and spatially resolved VOC measurements.
124,992.00292014Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6798-- Grant investigator: Stefano DellaVigna; initiative: Behavioral Economics and Household Finance (BEHF); to apply behavioral insights to labor economics, particularly through the design of unemployment insurance schemes.
301,383.00212014Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6629-- Grant investigator: Karthik Ram; to develop open source R software and training to support various parts of the research process including data publication, data integration, and reproducibility.
66,269.00402014Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7772-- Grant investigator: Rachel Adams; to support an October 2014 workshop "Fungi in the Built Environment: Next Steps".
29,800.00452014Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7490-- Grant investigator: Lucas Davis; to bring together world-renowned energy economists to discuss and explore new research ideas on energy markets.
1,445,238.0052014Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7788-- Grant investigator: Thomas Bruns; to understand the microbiology of the built environment through interdisciplinary research that combines microbial ecology, particle transport physics, chemistry, and architecture.
78,172.00392014Science/Deep Carbon Observatoryhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7677-- Grant investigator: Barbara Romanowicz; to conduct a workshop on one of the decadal questions of the Deep Carbon Observatory, “Is the net flux of carbon into or out of Earth?”.
330,476.00202014Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7769-- Grant investigator: Rachel Adams; to understand the microbial community response to water damage in residential buildings.
384,565.00172013Digital Technology/Universal Access to Knowledgehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6764-- Grant investigator: Pamela Samuelson; for a third year of funding to continue to develop solutions to copyright law obstacles faced by digital library initiatives such as the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).
31,250.00432013Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7496-- Grant investigator: Lucas Davis; to bring together world-renowned energy economists to discuss and explore new research ideas on energy markets.
359,402.00182013Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6853-- Grant investigator: Edward Miguel; initiative: Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE); to investigate and promote transparency standards for social science research.
200,000.00252013Science/Chemistry of Indoor Environmentshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7659-- Grant investigator: William Nazaroff; to conduct preliminary research on the chemical emissions from human occupancy of indoor spaces.
1,500,000.0022013Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6640-- Grant investigator: Saul Perlmutter; to advance data-intensive scientific discovery through new methods, new tools, new partnerships, and new career paths.
179,267.00262013Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6644-- Grant investigator: Karthik Ram; to produce a suite of mature R products that allow researchers to easily access disparate data sources, and develop the R scientific community through training and engagement.
1,156,626.0062012Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6674-- Grant investigator: Fernando Perez; to support the development of interactive exploration, collaboration, and publication capabilities within the IPython Notebook software platform.
850,000.0092012Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7806-- Grant investigator: Jillian Banfield; to analyze the neonatal intensive care unit room environment as a source of microorganisms colonizing the gastrointestinal tract of premature infants.
855,763.0082012Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6808-- Grant investigator: Catherine Wolfram; initiative: Behavioral Economics and Household Finance (BEHF); to plan, coordinate, and facilitate interdisciplinary research on energy efficiency.
96,697.00372011Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6896-- Grant investigator: Pablo Spiller; to explore and encourage new applications of Transactions Cost Economics.
176,062.00272011Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7784-- Grant investigator: Jillian Banfield; to support a pilot study to examine the microbial profiles found in the air, water, and surfaces of a neonatal intensive care unit and compare them to the microbial profiles from the gut of premature infants.
836,849.00102011Digital Technology/Universal Access to Knowledgehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6775-- Grant investigator: Pamela Samuelson; to develop solutions to copyright law obstacles facing public digital library initiatives and coordinate them with the Digital Public Library of America effort.
270,250.00222011Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6919-- Grant investigator: Catherine Wolfram; to collect and analyze experimental data for powerful statistical tests of how weatherization affects household energy efficiency.
1,451,191.0042010Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7826-- Grant investigator: Thomas Bruns; to investigate the processes and sources responsible for indoor microbial communities and indoor air quality.
244,343.00232010Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6934-- Grant investigator: Catherine Wolfram; to study energy efficiency gains and participation rates associated with the Federal Weatherization Assistance Program through randomized-control trials using data from Michigan.
398,498.00162010Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7089-- Grant investigator: Sheldon Zedeck; to support research on aging, work, and retirement among late-career faculty at the University of California.
333,500.00192009Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6883-- Grant investigator: Stephen Maurer; to improve understanding of copyright economics in the digital age.
657,700.00152008Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7834-- Grant investigator: Thomas Bruns; to develop fungal barcodes and use them to explore the indoor environment.