Sloan Foundation donations made to University of California, Los Angeles

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 uclabruins
Websitehttp://www.ucla.edu/
Twitter usernameucla
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_California,_Los_Angeles
Instagram usernameucla

Full donee page for donee University of California, Los Angeles

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 18 356,199 665,779 20,000 45,000 262,374 309,600 315,100 356,199 800,000 1,250,000 1,250,000 1,250,000 1,424,012
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
Science 7 1,250,000 1,013,571 45,000 45,000 800,000 1,250,000 1,250,000 1,250,000 1,250,000 1,250,000 1,250,000 1,250,000 1,250,000
Economics 1 70,385 70,385 70,385 70,385 70,385 70,385 70,385 70,385 70,385 70,385 70,385 70,385 70,385
Working Longer 3 285,820 301,464 262,374 262,374 262,374 262,374 285,820 285,820 285,820 356,199 356,199 356,199 356,199
Public Understanding 4 309,750 324,025 309,600 309,600 309,600 309,750 309,750 309,750 315,100 315,100 361,648 361,648 361,648
Digital Technology 2 1,174,129 1,299,071 1,174,129 1,174,129 1,174,129 1,174,129 1,174,129 1,174,129 1,424,012 1,424,012 1,424,012 1,424,012 1,424,012

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 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Science (filter this donor) 7 7,095,000.00 0.00 2,545,000.00 2,500,000.00 1,250,000.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 0.00
Digital Technology (filter this donor) 2 2,598,141.00 0.00 0.00 1,424,012.00 0.00 0.00 1,174,129.00 0.00 0.00
Public Understanding (filter this donor) 4 1,296,098.00 361,648.00 0.00 315,100.00 0.00 309,600.00 0.00 0.00 309,750.00
Working Longer (filter this donor) 3 904,393.00 262,374.00 0.00 356,199.00 0.00 0.00 285,820.00 0.00 0.00
Economics (filter this donor) 1 70,385.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 70,385.00 0.00
Higher Education (filter this donor) 1 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 18 11,984,017.00 624,022.00 2,545,000.00 4,595,311.00 1,270,000.00 309,600.00 1,459,949.00 870,385.00 309,750.00

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 (18 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 18)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
262,374.00152018Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8538-- Grant investigator: Till von Wachter; to answer questions about how California’s workforce system serves older workers in terms of training and its effectiveness.
361,648.0092018Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8551-- Grant investigator: Kathleen McHugh; to support the development and production of science and technology films, television, and new media projects by top film students.
1,250,000.0022017Science/Deep Carbon Observatoryhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8288-- Grant investigator: Craig Manning; to lead and synthesize the activities of the Extreme Physics and Chemistry community of the Deep Carbon Observatory.
45,000.00172017Science/Deep Carbon Observatoryhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8191-- Grant investigator: Craig Manning; to support the inaugural Gordon Research Conference on deep carbon science as a legacy of the Deep Carbon Observatory.
1,250,000.0022017Science/Deep Carbon Observatoryhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8192-- Grant investigator: Edward Young; to complete and synthesize the work of the Deep Energy community of the Deep Carbon Observatory.
356,199.00102015Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/6981-- Grant investigator: Kathleen McGarry; to provide information on the labor market consequences for adult daughters and sons providing elder care to their aging parents.
1,250,000.0022015Science/Deep Carbon Observatoryhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7672-- Grant investigator: Craig Manning; to continue to lead and coordinate the activities of the Extreme Physics and Chemistry community of the Deep Carbon Observatory.
1,250,000.0022015Science/Deep Carbon Observatoryhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7674-- Grant investigator: Edward Young; to continue the activities of the Deep Energy community of the Deep Carbon Observatory.
315,100.00112015Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7244-- Grant investigator: Kathleen McHugh; for screenwriting and production of science and technology films by top film students.
1,424,012.0012015Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6612-- Grant investigator: Christine Borgman; to study how disciplinary configurations, scale, and methods of collection influence the circulation of scientific research data.
20,000.00182013Higher Education/Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groupshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7610-- Grant investigator: Russell Caflisch; to support the 2014 Blackwell-Tapia Conference that seeks to address the underrepresentation of minorities in the mathematical sciences.
1,250,000.0022013Science/Deep Carbon Observatoryhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7688-- Grant investigator: Craig Manning; to advance the Deep Carbon Observatory toward its decadal goals in the study of the physics and chemistry of carbon at extreme conditions.
309,600.00132012Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7268-- Grant investigator: Etana Jacobson; for screenwriting and production of science and technology films by top film students.
1,174,129.0072011Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6681-- Grant investigator: Christine Borgman; to conduct ethnographic research of scientific information and data practices.
285,820.00142011Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7080-- Grant investigator: Judith Seltzer; to improve our understanding of how intergenerational support for parents, adult children, and grandchildren influences labor supply of older adults nearing retirement.
800,000.0082010Science/Deep Carbon Observatoryhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7694-- Grant investigator: Edward Young; to help design and build a pioneering mass spectrometer for the Deep Carbon Observatory to trace the provenance of tiny volumes of methane and other gaseous species in natural environments.
70,385.00162010Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6928-- Grant investigator: Suzanne Shu; to test how choice architecture can affect how consumers make intertemporal tradeoffs.
309,750.00122009Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7290-- Grant investigator: Etana Jacobson; for screenwriting and production of science and technology films by top film students.