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.
|Page on philosophy informing donations||https://sloan.org/about#mission|
|Grant application process page||https://sloan.org/grants/apply|
|Data entry method on Donations List Website||SQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/sloan-foundation|
Full donor page for donor Sloan Foundation
We do not have any donee information for the donee WGBH Educational Foundation in our system.
Full donee page for donee WGBH Educational Foundation
|Cause area||Count||Median||Mean||Minimum||10th percentile||20th percentile||30th percentile||40th percentile||50th percentile||60th percentile||70th percentile||80th percentile||90th percentile||Maximum|
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||2014||2013||2012||2011||2010||2009||2008|
|Public Understanding (filter this donor)||14||21,300,000.00||2,000,000.00||1,000,000.00||2,500,000.00||1,000,000.00||2,500,000.00||2,500,000.00||3,800,000.00||1,800,000.00||2,500,000.00||1,700,000.00|
Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)
Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)
Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations
|Amount (current USD)||Amount rank (out of 14)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|2,000,000.00||5||Public Understanding/Television||https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8125||--||Grant investigator: Mark Samels; to support the production of four prime time American Experience documentary films about the role of science and technology in history.|
|1,000,000.00||9||Public Understanding/Television||https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8126||--||Grant investigator: Paula Apsell; for a two-hour NOVA special, Beyond the Elements, that investigates the substances composed of the elements in the periodic table and accompanying educational outreach and marketing.|
|2,500,000.00||1||Public Understanding/Television||https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7363||--||Grant investigator: Mark Samels; to produce and broadcast four new documentaries on the role of science and technology in history on PBS's The American Experience.|
|1,000,000.00||9||Public Understanding/Television||https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7368||--||Grant investigator: Paula Apsell; for a two-hour NOVA special about black holes hosted by astrophysicist Janna Levin, and ancillary outreach activities and a free mobile app.|
|2,500,000.00||1||Public Understanding/Television||https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7372||--||Grant investigator: Mark Samels; to research and produce four primetime films on PBS’s American Experience on the role of science, technology, and engineering in history with an engineering iPhone app, interactive website, and ancillary outreach activities.|
|1,500,000.00||8||Public Understanding/Film||https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7258||--||Grant investigator: Paula Apsell; for co-production of a feature-length dramatic film on Lise Meitner for worldwide theatrical release and for prime time television broadcast as a two-hour special on NOVA.|
|1,000,000.00||9||Public Understanding/Television||https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7379||--||Grant investigator: Paula Apsell; for production and broadcast of a three-hour NOVA special on the geological history of North America with enhanced digital content, outreach, education, and promotion.|
|700,000.00||12||Public Understanding/Television||https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7382||--||Grant investigator: Paula Apsell; for broadcast of a 2-hour NOVA special on the discovery and the scientific role of the elements in the periodic table with enhanced digital outreach and mobile application.|
|600,000.00||13||Public Understanding/Television||https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7373||--||Grant investigator: Jon Palfreman; to research, produce, and broadcast a one-hour PBS Frontline documentary about the implications of the Fukushima accident for the future of nuclear power in the U.S.|
|2,500,000.00||1||Public Understanding/Television||https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7385||--||Grant investigator: Mark Samels; to research and produce four hours of documentaries on the role of science and technology in history for The American Experience with ancillary outreach including two interactive games and marketing campaign.|
|1,700,000.00||6||Public Understanding/Television||https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7386||--||Grant investigator: Paula Apsell; to produce 12 scientist profiles for prime time broadcast on Nova ScienceNow, to produce and promote 32 additional scientist profiles for the award-winning "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" website, and to increase the website's audience.|
|100,000.00||14||Public Understanding/Film||https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7283||--||Grant investigator: Paula Apsell; to develop a screenplay about physicist Lise Meitner for a financing package leading to a theatrical feature film and/or a television broadcast.|
|2,500,000.00||1||Public Understanding/Television||https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7389||--||Grant investigator: Mark Samels; to research and produce four documentaries about the role of science and technology in history for The American Experience.|
|1,700,000.00||6||Public Understanding/Television||https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7393||--||Grant investigator: Paula Apsell; support for scientist profiles on NOVA scienceNOW prime time broadcast and on the world wide web.|