Sloan Foundation donations made to University of Pittsburgh

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 upitt
Twitter usernamePittTweet
Wikipedia page

Full donee page for donee University of Pittsburgh

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 6 123,728 249,418 33,000 33,000 117,185 117,185 123,728 123,728 300,000 339,740 339,740 582,852 582,852
Science 1 33,000 33,000 33,000 33,000 33,000 33,000 33,000 33,000 33,000 33,000 33,000 33,000 33,000
Initiatives 1 117,185 117,185 117,185 117,185 117,185 117,185 117,185 117,185 117,185 117,185 117,185 117,185 117,185
Digital Technology 2 123,728 353,290 123,728 123,728 123,728 123,728 123,728 123,728 582,852 582,852 582,852 582,852 582,852
Economics 2 300,000 319,870 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 339,740 339,740 339,740 339,740 339,740

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 2015 2013 2012 2009 2008
Digital Technology (filter this donor) 2 706,580.00 582,852.00 123,728.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Economics (filter this donor) 2 639,740.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 339,740.00 300,000.00
Initiatives (filter this donor) 1 117,185.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 117,185.00 0.00 0.00
Science (filter this donor) 1 33,000.00 0.00 0.00 33,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 6 1,496,505.00 582,852.00 123,728.00 33,000.00 117,185.00 339,740.00 300,000.00

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 (6 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 6)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
582,852.0012018Digital Technology/Scholarly Communication Grant investigator: Thomas Hales; to develop software and services for transforming mathematical results as they appear in journal article abstracts into formally structured data that machines can read, process, search, check, compute with, and learn from as logical statements.
123,728.0042015Digital Technology/Scholarly Communication Grant investigator: Bruce Childers; to support the adoption of active curation platforms by Association for Computing Machinery publishing systems.
33,000.0062013Science/Microbiology of the Built Environment Grant investigator: Kyle Bibby; to determine the changes in the microbial ecology of a hospital hot water system caused by the introduction of a secondary disinfectant.
117,185.0052012Initiatives/New York City Initiatives Grant investigator: Frits Pil; to support research and a book on the role of social and human capital in mathematics teaching and achievement in NYC public schools.
339,740.0022009Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance Grant investigator: Frank Giarratani; for final support to establish the Industry Studies Association as a self-sustaining, independent organization.
300,000.0032008Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance Grant investigator: Frank Giarratani; to provide final financial support for Industry Studies Annual Conferences.