Sloan Foundation donations made to Washington University in St. Louis

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.

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Basic donor information

Country United States
Wikipedia page
Facebook username sloanfoundation
Donations URL
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Page on philosophy informing donations
Grant application process page
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Full donor page for donor Sloan Foundation

Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Washington University in St. Louis in our system.

Full donee page for donee Washington University in St. Louis

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 4 124,999 173,239 19,200 19,200 19,200 124,999 124,999 124,999 250,000 250,000 298,758 298,758 298,758
Higher Education 1 19,200 19,200 19,200 19,200 19,200 19,200 19,200 19,200 19,200 19,200 19,200 19,200 19,200
Working Longer 2 124,999 187,500 124,999 124,999 124,999 124,999 124,999 124,999 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Science 1 298,758 298,758 298,758 298,758 298,758 298,758 298,758 298,758 298,758 298,758 298,758 298,758 298,758

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 2012 2008
Working Longer (filter this donor) 2 374,999.00 0.00 374,999.00 0.00
Science (filter this donor) 1 298,758.00 298,758.00 0.00 0.00
Higher Education (filter this donor) 1 19,200.00 0.00 0.00 19,200.00
Total 4 692,957.00 298,758.00 374,999.00 19,200.00

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
298,758.0012018Science/Chemistry of Indoor Environments Grant investigator: Brent Williams; to develop a chemically-resolved volatility and polarity separator for improved understanding of indoor air chemistry.
250,000.0022012Working Longer/ Grant investigator: Diana Gray; to further accelerate the school's progress in achieving faculty career flexibility. Funds granted to institution as a winner of the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility in Medical Schools.
124,999.0032012Working Longer/ Grant investigator: Robert Pollak; to develop and analyze theoretical models of the labor supply of married older workers.
19,200.0042008Higher Education/Science of Learning STEM Grant investigator: Robert Koff; to fund a third meeting for the study of student migration in and out of STEM fields.