Sloan Foundation donations made to University of Southern California

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 usc
Websitehttp://www.usc.edu/
Twitter usernameusc
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Southern_California
Instagram usernameuscedu
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=University+of+Southern+California

Full donee page for donee University of Southern California

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 6 325,611 278,752 99,284 99,284 100,000 100,000 325,611 325,611 358,350 373,612 373,612 415,654 415,654
Higher Education 1 99,284 99,284 99,284 99,284 99,284 99,284 99,284 99,284 99,284 99,284 99,284 99,284 99,284
Working Longer 1 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Public Understanding 4 358,350 368,307 325,611 325,611 325,611 358,350 358,350 358,350 373,612 373,612 415,654 415,654 415,654

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 2012 2009
Public Understanding (filter this donor) 4 1,473,227.00 415,654.00 373,612.00 358,350.00 325,611.00
Working Longer (filter this donor) 1 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00
Higher Education (filter this donor) 1 99,284.00 0.00 99,284.00 0.00 0.00
Total 6 1,672,511.00 415,654.00 472,896.00 458,350.00 325,611.00

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
415,654.0012018Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8550-- Grant investigator: Alan Baker; to support the development and production of science and technology films, television, and new media projects by top film students.
99,284.0062015Higher Education/Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groupshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7588-- Grant investigator: John Slaughter; initiative: Professional Advancement of Underrepresented Groups; to hold a workshop to enhance African Americans’ participation in engineering education and the profession using a strengths-based, pathway approach.
373,612.0022015Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7243-- Grant investigator: Alan Baker; for screenwriting and production of science and technology films by top film students.
100,000.0052012Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7040-- Grant investigator: Marty Levine; winner of the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Best Practices for Faculty Retirement Transitions.
358,350.0032012Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7270-- Grant investigator: Alan Baker; for screenwriting and production of science and technology films by top film students.
325,611.0042009Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7291-- Grant investigator: Michael Renov; for screenwriting and production of science and technology films by top film students.