Sloan Foundation donations made to University of California, Davis

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 UCDavis
Websitehttp://www.ucdavis.edu/
Twitter usernameucdavis
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_California,_Davis
Instagram usernameucdavis

Full donee page for donee University of California, Davis

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 22 250,000 447,605 20,000 25,000 91,063 101,430 245,721 250,000 412,564 700,000 784,007 998,796 1,500,000
Digital Technology 3 50,000 105,240 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 245,721 245,721 245,721 245,721
Higher Education 1 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000
Working Longer 2 25,000 62,500 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Energy and Environment 5 250,000 252,112 91,063 91,063 91,063 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 256,933 256,933 412,564 412,564
Science 10 750,000 763,038 101,430 101,430 120,000 307,443 700,000 750,000 784,007 997,485 998,796 1,371,214 1,500,000
Economics 1 495,650 495,650 495,650 495,650 495,650 495,650 495,650 495,650 495,650 495,650 495,650 495,650 495,650

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
Science (filter this donor) 10 7,630,375.00 851,430.00 784,007.00 0.00 1,697,485.00 427,443.00 998,796.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 1,371,214.00
Energy and Environment (filter this donor) 5 1,260,560.00 0.00 919,497.00 91,063.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Economics (filter this donor) 1 495,650.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 495,650.00 0.00
Digital Technology (filter this donor) 3 315,721.00 0.00 50,000.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 245,721.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Working Longer (filter this donor) 2 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00
Higher Education (filter this donor) 1 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 22 9,847,306.00 851,430.00 1,753,504.00 111,063.00 1,947,485.00 427,443.00 1,264,517.00 125,000.00 1,995,650.00 1,371,214.00

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 (22 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 22)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
750,000.0062018Science/Deep Carbon Observatoryhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8482-- Grant investigator: Louise Kellogg; to lead the modeling and visualization activities of the Deep Carbon Observatory to achieve maximum contributions and legacies during the synthesis phase of the program.
101,430.00162018Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8585-- Grant investigator: Jonathan Eisen; to develop a business plan to sustain the activities of the Microbiology of the Built Environment Network.
50,000.00192017Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8493-- Grant investigator: Peter Brantley; to further develop tools for the distributed transcription and classification of data from historic sources.
250,000.00122017Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8241-- Grant investigator: David Rapson; to research the economics of energy efficiency, as recommended by a Request for Proposals review committee, by examining the relationship between electricity rate structures and consumer investments in energy efficient appliances.
256,933.00112017Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8243-- Grant investigator: Katrina Jessoe; to research the economics of energy efficiency, as recommended by a Request for Proposals review committee, by studying how changing default participation options in a commercial energy efficiency program impacts program enrollment and energy use.
784,007.0052017Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8206-- Grant investigator: Jonathan Eisen; to provide final renewed support for the Microbiology of the Built Environment Network (microBEnet).
412,564.0092017Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8138-- Grant investigator: James Bushnell; to quantify existing and pending distribution system impacts of high levels of penetration of distributed energy resources and loads.
91,063.00182016Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8148-- Grant investigator: Kevin Novan; to research the economics of energy efficiency, as recommended by a Request for Proposals review committee, focused on understanding how the targeting and timing of energy efficiency information provision impacts program participation.
20,000.00212016Digital Technology/Scholarly Communicationhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6690-- Grant investigator: Charles Brown; to support a workshop to enhance and extend the functionality of the mybinder notebook computing platform.
700,000.0072015Science/Deep Carbon Observatoryhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7671-- Grant investigator: Louise Kellogg; to form a Deep Carbon Modeling Forum and to stimulate creation of a system of linked models that represent and explore the dynamics of the deep carbon system as a whole.
997,485.0042015Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7750-- Grant investigator: Jonathan Eisen; to provide renewed support for the Microbiology of the Built Environment Network.
250,000.00122015Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7465-- Grant investigator: Amy Jaffe; to study the technological, economic, and environmental trade-offs associated with the use of natural gas as a low-carbon transportation fuel option in the United States.
307,443.00102014Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7791-- Grant investigator: David Mills; to examine the seasonal nature of the built environment microbiota in wine- and cheese-making facilities.
120,000.00152014Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7759-- Grant investigator: Zachery Lewis; to examine the role of the built environment as a venue for microbial cross inoculation between infants.
998,796.0032013Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7778-- Grant investigator: Jonathan Eisen; to provide renewed support for the Microbiology of the Built Environment Network.
20,000.00212013Higher Education/Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groupshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7617-- Grant investigator: William Jackson; to maintain the 16 % minority enrollment rate in the department of chemistry and to determine whether providing small amounts of funds to doctoral students when they initially arrive at the university can maintain the small dropout rate.
245,721.00142013Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6643-- Grant investigator: Holly Bik; to develop a web-based framework for the visualization of scientific data generated by standard data pipelines.
25,000.00202012Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7043-- Grant investigator: Lydia Howell; 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.
100,000.00172012Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7062-- Grant investigator: Maureen Stanton; in recognition of the institution's 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Best Practices for Faculty Retirement Transitions.
1,500,000.0012011Science/Deep Carbon Observatoryhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7710-- Grant investigator: Giulia Galli; to initiate the research of the team of the Deep Carbon Observatory concerned with basic physics and chemistry of carbon at the extreme pressure and temperature conditions of Earth's interior.
495,650.0082011Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6907-- Grant investigator: Robert Feenstra; to enable international economic comparisons by supporting the Penn World Table's next generation.
1,371,214.0022010Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7828-- Grant investigator: Jonathan Eisen; to establish and support the Microbiomes of Built Environments Network (microBEnet).