Sloan Foundation donations made to University of Pennsylvania

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 UnivPennsylvania
Websitehttp://www.upenn.edu
Twitter usernamePenn
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Pennsylvania
Instagram usernameuofpenn

Full donee page for donee University of Pennsylvania

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 11 264,237 228,501 15,000 15,000 19,146 35,000 48,784 264,237 275,527 281,029 332,457 494,015 733,318
Working Longer 1 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000
Economics 9 275,527 272,192 15,000 15,000 19,146 35,000 264,237 275,527 281,029 332,457 494,015 733,318 733,318
Digital Technology 1 48,784 48,784 48,784 48,784 48,784 48,784 48,784 48,784 48,784 48,784 48,784 48,784 48,784

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 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2010 2008
Economics (filter this donor) 9 2,449,729.00 19,146.00 279,237.00 826,472.00 275,527.00 0.00 281,029.00 35,000.00 733,318.00
Digital Technology (filter this donor) 1 48,784.00 48,784.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Working Longer (filter this donor) 1 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 11 2,513,513.00 67,930.00 279,237.00 826,472.00 275,527.00 15,000.00 281,029.00 35,000.00 733,318.00

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 (11 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 11)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
19,146.0092018Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8441-- Grant investigator: Prasanna Tambe; initiative: Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST); to analyze the economics of labor markets for information technology workers using administrative datasets.
48,784.0072018Digital Technology/Scholarly Communicationhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8501-- Grant investigator: Daniel Himmelstein; to support continued development of Manubot, a git-native authoring tool for scientific manuscripts.
264,237.0062016Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8063-- Grant investigator: Dennis Culhane; initiative: Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE); to hire, house, and manage the initial coordinator for a network of administrative data research facilitators.
15,000.00102016Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8064-- Grant investigator: Dennis Culhane; initiative: Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE); to support a conference on the use of administrative data in social science research.
494,015.0022015Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6842-- Grant investigator: Aaron Roth; initiative: Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE); to develop, analyze, and evaluate data science algorithms that provably protect privacy while avoiding overfitting and false discovery.
332,457.0032015Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6827-- Grant investigator: Nikolai Roussanov; initiative: Economic Implications of the Great Recession (EIGR); to establish the Macro Finance Society as a catalyst, forum, and disseminator for research by macro and financial economists.
275,527.0052014Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6814-- Grant investigator: Ufuk Akcigit; initiative: Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST); to study how knowledge generated by research and development spills over through innovation networks.
15,000.00102013Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7029-- Grant investigator: Jerry Jacobs; to enable 25 graduate students and international scholars to attend the WFRN 2014 conference.
281,029.0042012Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6809-- Grant investigator: Thomas Baker; initiative: Behavioral Economics and Household Finance (BEHF); to facilitate research on household decision-making by systematically documenting data, including choice architecture information, about state Health Insurance Exchanges.
35,000.0082010Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6933-- Grant investigator: Thomas Baker; to devise a research program on choice engines that help consumers make better insurance decisions.
733,318.0012008Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6961-- Grant investigator: Franklin Allen; to develop theoretically and empirically sound frameworks for guiding regulatory policy in the financial sector.