Sloan Foundation donations made to University of Washington

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 UofWA
Websitehttp://www.washington.edu
Twitter usernameUW
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Washington
Instagram usernameuofwa
Tumblr subdomainuofwa
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=University+of+Washington

Full donee page for donee University of Washington

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 10 45,987 363,695 6,800 6,800 19,975 31,538 36,500 45,987 100,000 124,370 671,781 1,100,000 1,500,000
Higher Education 4 31,538 189,027 6,800 6,800 6,800 31,538 31,538 31,538 45,987 45,987 671,781 671,781 671,781
Digital Technology 5 124,370 556,169 19,975 19,975 19,975 36,500 36,500 124,370 124,370 1,100,000 1,100,000 1,500,000 1,500,000
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

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 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Digital Technology (filter this donor) 5 2,780,845.00 1,224,370.00 56,475.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Higher Education (filter this donor) 4 756,106.00 0.00 0.00 45,987.00 0.00 0.00 671,781.00 6,800.00 31,538.00
Working Longer (filter this donor) 1 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 10 3,636,951.00 1,224,370.00 56,475.00 45,987.00 1,500,000.00 100,000.00 671,781.00 6,800.00 31,538.00

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 (10 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 10)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,100,000.0022016Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8009-- Grant investigator: Ed Lazowska; to advance data-intensive scientific discovery, empowering researchers to be vastly more effective by utilizing new methods, new tools, new partnerships, and new career paths.
124,370.0042016Digital Technology/Scholarly Communicationhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6693-- Grant investigator: Jevin West; to develop up-to-date pricing and quality metrics that enable researchers to better compare Open Access journals to other Open Access and non-Open Access journals.
19,975.0092015Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6605-- Grant investigator: Daniela Rosner; to support a workshop on the repair and maintenance of technological systems from a historical and sociological perspective.
36,500.0072015Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6609-- Grant investigator: Kevin Wood; to support the incorporation of Optical Character Recognition tools into a citizen science data transcription platform.
45,987.0062014Higher Education/Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groupshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7592-- Grant investigator: Sapna Cheryan; initiative: Professional Advancement of Underrepresented Groups; to write a review paper that identifies the reasons for women's underrepresentation in computing and provides recommendations for the most promising ways to remedy this underrepresentation.
1,500,000.0012013Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6639-- Grant investigator: Edward Lazowska; to advance data-intensive scientific discovery through new methods, new tools, new partnerships, and new career paths.
100,000.0052012Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7052-- Grant investigator: Cheryl Cameron; winner of the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Best Practices for Faculty Retirement Transitions.
671,781.0032011Higher Education/Science of Learning STEMhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7557-- Grant investigator: Suzanne Brainard; to assess improvements resulting from and analyzing data collected by the Project to Assess Climate in Engineering (PACE).
6,800.00102010Higher Education/Science of Learning STEMhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7560-- Grant investigator: Suzanne Brainard; to partially fund a meeting of engineering deans who participated in the Project to Assess Climate in Engineering.
31,538.0082009Higher Education/Science of Learning STEMhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7564-- Grant investigator: Suzanne Brainard; to supplement a previous grant for the Project to Access Climate in Engineering to derive maximum benefit from a newly-planned December 2010 meeting in Banff.