Surdna Foundation donations made to Aspen 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.

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Basic donor information

Country United States
Wikipedia page
LinkedIn username surdna-foundation
Donations URL
Twitter usernameSurdna_Fndn
Page on philosophy informing donations
Grant application process page
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script

Brief history:

Full donor page for donor Surdna Foundation

Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Aspen Institute in our system.

Full donee page for donee Aspen 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 4 100,000 193,750 75,000 75,000 75,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 150,000 150,000 450,000 450,000 450,000
4 100,000 193,750 75,000 75,000 75,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 150,000 150,000 450,000 450,000 450,000

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 2014
(filter this donor) 4 775,000.00 450,000.00 250,000.00 75,000.00
Total 4 775,000.00 450,000.00 250,000.00 75,000.00

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 (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
450,000.0012018-- The purpose of this grant is to support the Aspen Institute’s Policy Programs—the Economic Opportunities Program (EOP), Center for Urban Innovation (CUI), and Latinos and Society Program (LAS)—in furthering equitable business ecosystems through research, dialogues, tool development, public events, and communications. Duration: 24 months.
100,000.0032017-- To support the Aspen Institute’s Forum on Latino Business Growth—a 3-day gathering that will bring together 27 leaders and practitioners from across sectors and disciplines to grapple with and generate ideas for high-impact interventions that will help stakeholders overcome obstacles to scaling Latino owned businesses. Duration: 12 months.
150,000.0022017-- To support the Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program to engage in a variety of strategies to better understand how employment is changing and ways to improve job quality. Duration: 12 months.
75,000.0042014-- To support the Aspen Institute to disseminate the ideas contained in the “Build Ladders and Raise the Floor” paper, and conduct a roundtable dialogue about career pathways in the tech sector. Duration: 12 months.