Sloan Foundation donations made to Urban Institute

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.

Table of contents

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 urbaninstitute
Twitter usernameurbaninstitute
Wikipedia page

Full donee page for donee Urban Institute

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 5 474,087 686,995 204,951 204,951 204,951 263,000 263,000 474,087 474,087 616,926 616,926 1,876,012 1,876,012
Working Longer 3 474,087 851,683 204,951 204,951 204,951 204,951 474,087 474,087 474,087 1,876,012 1,876,012 1,876,012 1,876,012
Economics 2 263,000 439,963 263,000 263,000 263,000 263,000 263,000 263,000 616,926 616,926 616,926 616,926 616,926

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 2017 2016 2015
Working Longer (filter this donor) 3 2,555,050.00 1,876,012.00 204,951.00 474,087.00
Economics (filter this donor) 2 879,926.00 616,926.00 263,000.00 0.00
Total 5 3,434,976.00 2,492,938.00 467,951.00 474,087.00

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 (5 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 5)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
616,926.0022017Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance Grant investigator: Robert McClelland; to demonstrate new statistical and visualization capabilities by migrating massive microsimulation models to the cloud.
1,876,012.0012017Working Longer/ Grant investigator: Richard Johnson; to identify, simulate, and evaluate policy reform options that could reduce work disincentives at older ages, more equitably and efficiently provide retirement benefits to older adults, and ensure long-term solvency of U.S. retirement programs.
263,000.0042016Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance Grant investigator: Alanna McCargo; initiative: Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST); to develop, document, and make freely available both linked mortgage datasets, as well as new tools for analyzing large collections of administrative data.
204,951.0052016Working Longer/ Grant investigator: Richard Johnson; to identify policy reforms that could reduce work disincentives at older ages and more equitably and efficiently provide retirement benefits to older adults.
474,087.0032015Working Longer/ Grant investigator: Fredric Blavin; to assess recent trends in Medicare enrollees’ access to physician services at the state and local level and to study the implications for labor supply decisions at older ages.