Sloan Foundation donations made to University of Michigan

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 universityofmichigan
Websitehttp://www.umich.edu
Twitter usernameumich
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Michigan
Instagram usernameuofmichigan
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=University+of+Michigan

Full donee page for donee University of Michigan

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 27 120,000 383,614 9,625 10,000 20,000 57,524 72,846 120,000 125,000 384,514 486,501 738,000 4,398,616
Energy and Environment 4 10,000 37,499 9,625 9,625 9,625 10,000 10,000 10,000 57,524 57,524 72,846 72,846 72,846
Economics 9 398,516 390,213 10,000 10,000 20,000 115,204 342,213 398,516 401,700 486,501 738,000 999,785 999,785
Science 5 120,000 79,854 10,000 10,000 10,000 24,269 24,269 120,000 120,000 120,000 120,000 125,000 125,000
Digital Technology 3 20,000 54,825 19,475 19,475 19,475 19,475 20,000 20,000 20,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000
Higher Education 1 69,246 69,246 69,246 69,246 69,246 69,246 69,246 69,246 69,246 69,246 69,246 69,246 69,246
Working Longer 5 584,817 1,212,537 74,444 74,444 74,444 384,514 384,514 584,817 584,817 620,292 620,292 4,398,616 4,398,616

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 2012 2011
Working Longer (filter this donor) 5 6,062,683.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 694,736.00 969,331.00 4,398,616.00
Economics (filter this donor) 9 3,511,919.00 0.00 768,000.00 398,516.00 486,501.00 1,114,989.00 342,213.00 401,700.00
Science (filter this donor) 5 399,269.00 24,269.00 0.00 245,000.00 10,000.00 120,000.00 0.00 0.00
Digital Technology (filter this donor) 3 164,475.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 125,000.00 19,475.00 0.00
Energy and Environment (filter this donor) 4 149,995.00 10,000.00 67,149.00 0.00 72,846.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Higher Education (filter this donor) 1 69,246.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 69,246.00 0.00 0.00
Total 27 10,357,587.00 34,269.00 835,149.00 663,516.00 569,347.00 2,123,971.00 1,331,019.00 4,800,316.00

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 (27 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 27)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
10,000.00242018Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8564-- Grant investigator: Ellen Hughes-Cromwick; to support participation of undergraduate and graduate students at the 2018 Transportation, Economics, Energy and the Environment (TE3) conference.
24,269.00202018Science/Chemistry of Indoor Environmentshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8478-- Grant investigator: Andrew Ault; to support a workshop on indoor surface chemistry.
10,000.00242017Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8236-- Grant investigator: Margaret Levenstein; to organize a meeting of experts on the development of tools for teaching Quantitative Empirical Reasoning.
57,524.00192017Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8239-- Grant investigator: Tony Reames; to research the economics of energy efficiency, as recommended by a Request for Proposals review committee, by characterizing profiles of households who fall into financing coverage gaps for energy efficiency programs.
20,000.00212017Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8032-- Grant investigator: Michael Barr; initiative: Behavioral and Regulatory Effects on Decision-making (BRED); to support a symposium for researchers, policymakers, and financial experts that will highlight interactions between behavioral economics and macroeconomics.
9,625.00272017Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8134-- Grant investigator: Mark Barteau; to facilitate the participation of undergraduate and graduate students at the 2017 Transportation, Economics, Energy and the Environment (TE3) conference.
738,000.0032017Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8041-- Grant investigator: Jason Owen-Smith; initiative: Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST); to support research on the economics of science that uses new data from universities about academic funding, spending, and training.
398,516.0082016Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8062-- Grant investigator: Margaret Levenstein; initiative: Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE); to facilitate data access by developing a broadly accepted system of researcher credentialing.
120,000.00132016Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8212-- Grant investigator: Yun Shen; to examine "Abundance, Aerosolization, and Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment of Opportunistic Bacterial Pathogens in the Built Environment".
125,000.00112016Science/Deep Carbon Observatoryhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8199-- Grant investigator: Jie Li; to identify the five most important reactions governing deep carbon and use these to synthesize and lift understanding of deep carbon.
20,000.00212016Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6601-- Grant investigator: Stephanie Teasley; to support a workshop of “rising star” researchers in Computer?Supported Cooperative Work.
72,846.00172015Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7488-- Grant investigator: Thomas Lyon; to undertake qualitative and survey research that explore the factors related to transportation and travel preferences among younger millennial generations.
486,501.0062015Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6789-- Grant investigator: Brian Jacob; initiative: Behavioral and Regulatory Effects on Decision-making (BRED); to explore the relationship between behavioral nudges and intrinsic motivation by conducting field experiments.
10,000.00242015Science/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7724-- Grant investigator: Stilian Stoev; to foster the development and interaction of the scientific and professional communities working the analysis of extreme values and events.
69,246.00182014Higher Education/Science of Learning STEMhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7532-- Grant investigator: Margaret Levenstein; to provide the impetus for a committed group of researchers to complete an analysis of STEM teaching, learning, and student outcomes, particularly as they are affected by the design of undergraduate courses and student research opportunities.
125,000.00112014Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6633-- Grant investigator: Carl Lagoze; to build institutional capacity in support of data science at the University of Michigan, and to increase understanding of the barriers to success of interdisciplinary data-centric research projects.
115,204.00152014Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6847-- Grant investigator: George Alter; initiative: Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE); to plan the design and testing of secure multi-party computing systems for the statistical analysis of private data.
74,444.00162014Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/6998-- Grant investigator: Hwajung Choi; to understand the trend of health and socioeconomic position of early retirees by examining a nationally representative survey of older adults over a 15-year period.
120,000.00132014Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7760-- Grant investigator: Sarah Haig; to examine the regulation of the microbial community structures in drinking water, from source to tap.
620,292.0042014Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7000-- Grant investigator: Matthew Shapiro; to advance measurement of income, work activity, spending, assets, and debt by producing and analyzing a new data infrastructure based on the transactions and balances of individuals and use this infrastructure to study economic behavior and economic well-being of older Americans.
999,785.0022014Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6813-- Grant investigator: Jason Owen-Smith; initiative: Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST); to establish an independent, scientific, and comprehensive source of detailed information about the results of public and private investments in science.
342,213.00102012Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6869-- Grant investigator: George Alter; initiative: Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE); to develop and promote data-sharing standards in the social sciences.
584,817.0052012Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7070-- Grant investigator: Matthew Shapiro; to advance measurement of income, spending, assets and debt by creating and analyzing a new database of high-quality, daily data on actual transactions and account balances of individuals.
384,514.0092012Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7072-- Grant investigator: Daniel Silverman; to generate experimental evidence about the obstacles that older workers face as they seek reemployment after long periods of unemployment.
19,475.00232012Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6656-- Grant investigator: Paul Edwards; to partially support a workshop on the academic study of knowledge infrastructures.
401,700.0072011Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6826-- Grant investigator: John Bound; initiative: Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST); to model how U.S. labor markets for scientists and engineers respond to immigration and other factors.
4,398,616.0012011Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7079-- Grant investigator: Margaret Levenstein; to create and analyze datasets that combine the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) with data from the Census Bureau from the firms where HRS respondents have worked.