Sloan Foundation donations made to University of California, Irvine

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

Facebook page UCIrvine
Twitter usernameucirvine
Wikipedia page,_Irvine
Instagram usernameucirvine

Full donee page for donee University of California, Irvine

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 5 322,392 451,031 20,000 20,000 20,000 119,756 119,756 322,392 322,392 793,006 793,006 1,000,000 1,000,000
Working Longer 2 20,000 171,196 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 322,392 322,392 322,392 322,392 322,392
Digital Technology 1 119,756 119,756 119,756 119,756 119,756 119,756 119,756 119,756 119,756 119,756 119,756 119,756 119,756
Science 2 793,006 896,503 793,006 793,006 793,006 793,006 793,006 793,006 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000

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 2017 2015 2014 2013 2011
Science (filter this donor) 2 1,793,006.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 793,006.00 0.00 0.00
Working Longer (filter this donor) 2 342,392.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 322,392.00 0.00
Digital Technology (filter this donor) 1 119,756.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 119,756.00
Total 5 2,255,154.00 1,000,000.00 20,000.00 793,006.00 322,392.00 119,756.00

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 (5 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 5)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,000,000.0012017Science/Chemistry of Indoor Environments Grant investigator: Manabu Shiraiwa; to develop an indoor chemistry modeling consortium.
20,000.0052015Working Longer/ Grant investigator: David Neumark; to extend the just-completed major field experiment on age discrimination from 11 to 50 states, and to provide evidence on the relationships between direct measures of age discrimination in hiring.
793,006.0022014Science/ Grant investigator: Alice Silverberg; to engage mathematicians and cryptographers in developing efficient and secure methods of computing on encrypted data.
322,392.0032013Working Longer/ Grant investigator: David Neumark; to conduct newly-designed field experiments on age discrimination in U.S. labor markets, eliminating potential biases in existing studies, so as to provide policymakers with a firmer basis for understanding age discrimination in hiring.
119,756.0042011Digital Technology/ Grant investigator: Bernard Grofman; to evaluate how public access to mapping software and data, including initiatives supported by Foundation grants, impacts the redistricting process.