Sloan Foundation donations made to University of Texas, Austin

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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

We do not have any donee information for the donee University of Texas, Austin in our system.

Full donee page for donee University of Texas, Austin

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 24 75,000 392,759 19,583 49,973 50,000 63,778 74,996 75,000 125,000 255,734 530,060 1,501,154 3,200,145
Digital Technology 2 19,583 327,422 19,583 19,583 19,583 19,583 19,583 19,583 635,261 635,261 635,261 635,261 635,261
Science 8 74,996 109,509 42,433 42,433 63,778 70,043 74,996 74,996 75,000 124,158 169,929 255,734 255,734
Working Longer 3 265,051 1,171,723 49,973 49,973 49,973 49,973 265,051 265,051 265,051 3,200,145 3,200,145 3,200,145 3,200,145
Public Understanding 2 50,000 53,750 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 57,500 57,500 57,500 57,500 57,500
Energy and Environment 8 125,000 518,460 50,000 50,000 50,000 75,000 125,000 125,000 300,000 530,060 1,501,154 1,516,462 1,516,462
Higher Education 1 124,949 124,949 124,949 124,949 124,949 124,949 124,949 124,949 124,949 124,949 124,949 124,949 124,949

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 2011 2010
Energy and Environment (filter this donor) 8 4,147,676.00 50,000.00 300,000.00 530,060.00 125,000.00 1,516,462.00 0.00 1,501,154.00 125,000.00
Working Longer (filter this donor) 3 3,515,169.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 265,051.00 3,200,145.00 49,973.00 0.00
Science (filter this donor) 8 876,071.00 145,039.00 255,734.00 0.00 244,929.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 230,369.00
Digital Technology (filter this donor) 2 654,844.00 0.00 654,844.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Higher Education (filter this donor) 1 124,949.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 124,949.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Public Understanding (filter this donor) 2 107,500.00 57,500.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 24 9,426,209.00 252,539.00 1,210,578.00 530,060.00 544,878.00 1,781,513.00 3,200,145.00 1,551,127.00 355,369.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (24 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 24)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
74,996.00152018Science/Chemistry of Indoor Environmentshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8475-- Grant investigator: Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz; to support HOMEChem documentation as a basis for education and outreach activities.
57,500.00182018Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8467-- Grant investigator: Michael Webber; to support Power Trip: The Story of Energy by Michael Webber, to be published by Basic Books in 2019.
70,043.00162018Science/Chemistry of Indoor Environmentshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8477-- Grant investigator: Richard Corsi; to examine ozone reactions with four common indoor materials.
50,000.00192018Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8565-- Grant investigator: Thomas Edgar; to support the 2018 Energy Journalism Workshop in order to inform journalists covering energy and environmental issues of novel research findings.
255,734.0082016Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8216-- Grant investigator: Kerry Kinney; to conduct a case study of how hidden spaces in a portable classroom building influence the indoor microbiome as a function of building ventilation and operation.
635,261.0042016Digital Technology/Scholarly Communicationhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8028-- Grant investigator: James Howison; to raise the visibility of and improve incentives for software work as a contribution in the scientific literature.
300,000.0062016Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8154-- Grant investigator: Michael Webber; to curate, merge, anonymize, and examine residential smart meter data in the competitive electricity market areas of Texas.
19,583.00242016Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6599-- Grant investigator: James Howison; to support a small summit of ethnographers of data and software practices.
530,060.0052015Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7466-- Grant investigator: Bridget Scanlon; to examine the hydrological characteristics of five major shale gas and shale oil regions, including understanding environmental impacts on regional water resources and induced seismicity effects from wastewater disposal.
75,000.00132014Science/Deep Carbon Observatoryhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7679-- Grant investigator: Beverly DeJarnett; to advance use of existing scientific collections for Deep Carbon Observatory projects and curation of samples.
124,949.00112014Higher Education/Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groupshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7591-- Grant investigator: William Aspray; initiative: Professional Advancement of Underrepresented Groups; to better understand the historical development of IT education in the United States and its role in creating a diverse workforce.
75,000.00132014Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7472-- Grant investigator: Svetlana Ikonnikova; to enhance analysis of the Marcellus Shale productivity outlook by reducing ranges of uncertainty for geologic mapping and gas production profiles.
50,000.00192014Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7365-- Grant investigator: Michael Webber; to produce a 5- to 7-minute demo reel and revised treatment for a 6-part PBS series "Energy at the Movies".
50,000.00192014Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7474-- Grant investigator: Michael Webber; to provide partial support to examine the national potential for using flared natural gas to treat wastewater at shale oil production sites.
169,929.0092014Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7764-- Grant investigator: Kerry Kinney; to determine how the microbiome and air quality inside portable classroom buildings are affected by ventilation conditions and building design.
1,516,462.0022013Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7426-- Grant investigator: Scott Tinker; initiative: Shale Gas; to examine the capability of U.S. shale oil to contribute significantly to oil supply for the next 20 years, under various economic and technology assumptions.
265,051.0072013Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7012-- Grant investigator: Chandra Muller; to provide supplemental funds to Grant #2012-KEC-12 so as to provide adequate incentive payments to respondents of the High School & Beyond Study (HSB) to ensure an 80 percent response rate.
3,200,145.0012012Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7063-- Grant investigator: Chandra Muller; to follow up the original nationally representative High School and Beyond (HSB) study to produce a valuable new data infrastructure and research findings about the foundation for working longer.
1,501,154.0032011Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7434-- Grant investigator: Scott Tinker; initiative: Shale Gas; to determine the capability of U.S. shale gas to contribute significantly to natural gas supply over the next twenty years, given various assumptions about natural gas prices.
49,973.00222011Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7074-- Grant investigator: Chandra Muller; to determine feasibility of a follow-up study of the High School and Beyond (HSB) respondents to provide vital information about linkages of early cognitive and non-cognitive skills to labor force outcomes for older Americans.
63,778.00172010Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7824-- Grant investigator: Richard Corsi; to support the Symposium on Microbiomes of Built Environments at Indoor Air 2011.
124,158.00122010Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7825-- Grant investigator: Jeffrey Siegel; to investigate the microbial communities of retail stores.
42,433.00232010Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7827-- Grant investigator: LeeAnn Kahlor; to determine essential baseline IE knowledge of experts and identify decision-makers.
125,000.00102010Energy and Environment/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7430-- Grant investigator: Scott Tinker; initiative: Shale Gas; to explore the opportunities and obstacles to the growth of natural gas as a primary energy source.