Sloan Foundation donations made to Wikimedia Foundation

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
Websitehttps://wikimediafoundation.org/
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation

Full donee page for donee Wikimedia Foundation

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 6 3,000,000 2,039,167 20,000 20,000 200,000 200,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,015,000 3,015,000
Digital Technology 6 3,000,000 2,039,167 20,000 20,000 200,000 200,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,015,000 3,015,000

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 2018 2016 2014 2011 2008
Digital Technology (filter this donor) 6 12,235,000.00 200,000.00 3,035,000.00 3,000,000.00 3,000,000.00 3,000,000.00
Total 6 12,235,000.00 200,000.00 3,035,000.00 3,000,000.00 3,000,000.00 3,000,000.00

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 (6 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 6)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
200,000.0052018Digital Technology/Scholarly Communicationhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8518-- Grant investigator: Dario Taraborelli; to support three years of workshops, hackathons, and outreach at the intersection of academic citation, bibliographic metadata, and Wikipedia.
3,015,000.0012016Digital Technology/Universal Access to Knowledgehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8029-- Grant investigator: Katherine Maher; to transform Wikipedia Commons' media files from free text into machine-readable, structured data, enabling new uses for millions of media files on Wikipedia and across the web.
20,000.0062016Digital Technology/Scholarly Communicationhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6741-- Grant investigator: Dario Taraborelli; to help support a meeting on the citation of academic research in Wikipedia.
3,000,000.0022014Digital Technology/Universal Access to Knowledgehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6763-- Grant investigator: Lisa Gruwell; as a final grant to bolster Wikipedia’s readership and editors, including more women, expand its mobile presence, and strengthen its technical infrastructure as it moves to self-sustainability.
3,000,000.0022011Digital Technology/Universal Access to Knowledgehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6765-- Grant investigator: Erik Moller; to help Wikipedia develop and sustain its educational mission while constantly improving quality, diversity, and access to knowledge for people everywhere.
3,000,000.0022008Digital Technology/Universal Access to Knowledgehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6783-- Grant investigator: Erik Moller; to develop Wikimedia's organizational capacity and improve the quality of its flagship Wikipedia along with ancillary educational services.