Sloan Foundation donations made to Yale University

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
Facebook page YaleUniversity
Websitehttp://www.yale.edu
Twitter usernameyale
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yale_University
Instagram usernameyale
Tumblr subdomainyaleuniversity
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Yale+University

Full donee page for donee Yale University

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 20 69,975 330,310 15,383 20,000 25,000 45,000 62,675 69,975 120,000 248,854 539,107 996,922 1,957,224
Working Longer 2 15,383 17,692 15,383 15,383 15,383 15,383 15,383 15,383 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000
Public Understanding 3 25,000 31,667 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000
Science 8 66,971 112,437 25,047 25,047 49,336 62,675 66,971 66,971 69,975 120,000 248,854 256,641 256,641
Economics 4 222,525 823,881 118,851 118,851 118,851 222,525 222,525 222,525 996,922 996,922 1,957,224 1,957,224 1,957,224
Higher Education 1 539,107 539,107 539,107 539,107 539,107 539,107 539,107 539,107 539,107 539,107 539,107 539,107 539,107
Digital Technology 2 741,681 870,841 741,681 741,681 741,681 741,681 741,681 741,681 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000

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 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Economics (filter this donor) 4 3,295,522.00 0.00 0.00 996,922.00 0.00 0.00 2,179,749.00 0.00 118,851.00 0.00 0.00
Digital Technology (filter this donor) 2 1,741,681.00 741,681.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Science (filter this donor) 8 899,499.00 0.00 0.00 69,975.00 256,641.00 0.00 236,307.00 0.00 248,854.00 87,722.00 0.00
Higher Education (filter this donor) 1 539,107.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 539,107.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Public Understanding (filter this donor) 3 95,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 45,000.00
Working Longer (filter this donor) 2 35,383.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 15,383.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 20 6,606,192.00 741,681.00 1,000,000.00 1,066,897.00 256,641.00 40,383.00 2,980,163.00 20,000.00 367,705.00 87,722.00 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 (20 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 20)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
741,681.0042018Digital Technology/Scholarly Communicationhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8437-- Grant investigator: John Lafferty; to accelerate scientific discovery by using statistical machine learning to enable advanced search of mathematical literature.
1,000,000.0022017Digital Technology/Scholarly Communicationhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8228-- Grant investigator: Euan Cochrane; to expand emulation and software preservation infrastructure in order to ensure that software and software-dependent digital content is accessible by future generations.
69,975.00112016Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8215-- Grant investigator: Jordan Peccia; to support a MoBE workshop in Singapore to foster relationships with MoBE researchers in East Asia.
996,922.0032016Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6870-- Grant investigator: Andrew Metrick; initiative: Financial and Institutional Modeling in Macroeconomics (FIMM); to conduct research and professional training on the theory and global practice of macroprudential regulation.
256,641.0062015Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7744-- Grant investigator: Jordan Peccia; to conduct a pilot study to determine how microbial and chemical emissions from commercial air conditioners impact the microbiome of occupied spaces.
15,383.00202014Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7005-- Grant investigator: Frances Rosenbluth; to understand low and variable levels of female political representation in the United States.
25,000.00172014Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7204-- Grant investigator: Emily Coates; as support for supplementary images, drawings and video in an interdisciplinary course book on physics and dance.
49,336.00142013Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7797-- Grant investigator: Jordan Peccia; to examine how building moisture influences fungal and bacterial ecology in house dust.
222,525.0082013Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6832-- Grant investigator: Andrew Metrick; initiative: Economic Implications of the Great Recession (EIGR); to plan a professional training program on the theory and global practice of macroprudential regulation.
539,107.0052013Higher Education/Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groupshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7613-- Grant investigator: John Dovidio; to test the impact of interventions on both explicit (consciously held) and implicit (automatic or unintended) gender biases; ultimately, to increase the participation of women in science by reducing bias.
25,000.00172013Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7213-- Grant investigator: Ben-Zion Shilo; as support for the research and writing of a book and an associated website on the formation and development of the human embryo with 70 visual metaphors to illustrate basic concepts.
120,000.0092013Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7776-- Grant investigator: Karen Dannemiller; to evaluate microbial activity in house dust and interactions with phthalate esters (PEs).
1,957,224.0012013Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6829-- Grant investigator: Andrew Metrick; initiative: Economic Implications of the Great Recession (EIGR); to launch a professional training program on the theory and global practice of macroprudential regulation.
66,971.00122013Science/Deep Carbon Observatoryhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7689-- Grant investigator: David Bercovici; to support a workshop on modeling of the deep carbon cycle for the Deep Carbon Observatory.
20,000.00192012Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7050-- Grant investigator: Priyamvada Natarajan; to diagnose the pressure points along the academic pipeline for women by developing an assessment tool.
118,851.00102011Economics/Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performancehttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/6899-- Grant investigator: Costas Meghir; to construct and test behavioral models of how bankruptcy and mortgage default regulations impact household financial decisions.
248,854.0072011Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7814-- Grant investigator: Jordan Peccia; to provide renewed support to examine the sources and character of airborne bacterial and fungal particles in the indoor environment.
25,047.00162010Science/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7838-- Grant investigator: Xiao-Jing Wang; to provide partial support for the 2010 Sloan-Swartz Meeting on Computational Neuroscience.
62,675.00132010Science/Microbiology of the Built Environmenthttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7819-- Grant investigator: Jordan Peccia; to support a workshop on the challenges of microbial sampling in the indoor environment, co-sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
45,000.00152009Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7232-- Grant investigator: Michael Frame; support for the writing of a scientific memoir by Benoit Mandelbrot.