Sloan Foundation donations made to University of Wisconsin, Madison

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

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

Full donee page for donee University of Wisconsin, Madison

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 4 180,535 352,145 45,000 45,000 45,000 180,535 180,535 180,535 550,000 550,000 633,044 633,044 633,044
Economics 1 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000
Digital Technology 1 180,535 180,535 180,535 180,535 180,535 180,535 180,535 180,535 180,535 180,535 180,535 180,535 180,535
Higher Education 2 550,000 591,522 550,000 550,000 550,000 550,000 550,000 550,000 633,044 633,044 633,044 633,044 633,044

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 2014 2013 2012 2011
Higher Education (filter this donor) 2 1,183,044.00 0.00 550,000.00 633,044.00 0.00
Digital Technology (filter this donor) 1 180,535.00 180,535.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Economics (filter this donor) 1 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 45,000.00
Total 4 1,408,579.00 180,535.00 550,000.00 633,044.00 45,000.00

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 (4 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 4)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
180,535.0032014Digital Technology/Data & Computational Researchhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6630-- Grant investigator: Kristen Eschenfelder; to conduct a set of case studies on the sustainability of social science data archives.
550,000.0022013Higher Education/Science of Learning STEMhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7533-- Grant investigator: Robert Mathieu; to enable better sharing of pedagogical materials, strategies, and data on usage and impact by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning through the development and deployment of an integrated open source IT system that connect...
633,044.0012012Higher Education/Science of Learning STEMhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7543-- Grant investigator: Mark Connolly; to expand the scholarly understanding of effective teaching and learning in STEM fields, and of undergraduate student persistence in STEM majors, by a combination of surveys, interviews, and classroom observations of students and faculty at seven colleges.
45,000.0042011Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6900-- Grant investigator: Francesco Decarolis; to model and empirically test for unintended behavioral consequences of Medicare Part D regulations.