American Society of News Editors Foundation donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 11 196,000 491,000 50,000 80,000 85,000 146,750 160,000 196,000 200,000 250,000 250,000 1,233,249 2,750,000
Technology, Journalism 10 160,000 515,100 50,000 50,000 80,000 85,000 146,750 160,000 196,000 200,000 250,000 1,233,249 2,750,000
Communications policy and administrative management 1 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee American Society of News Editors Foundation

Donor Total 2015
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 5,150,999.00 0.00
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 250,000.00 250,000.00
Total 5,400,999.00 250,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (11 donations)

Graph of top 10 donors by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 11)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation250,000.0032015-03-09Communications policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Tennessee Tough Issues Forums. Tennessee Tough Issues Forums. Investment start date: 3/9/2015 to end date: 9/30/2016. Grantee name: American Society of News Editors Foundation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Knight Foundation200,000.005--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3859-- Grant period: 10/01/2005 - 10/01/2006; goal: To expand national Sunshine Week in 2006 to help raise public awareness and support for open government issues.
Knight Foundation50,000.0011--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5770-- Grant period: 12/07/2012 - 02/28/2014; goal: To increase awareness of the First Amendment through the Free to Tweet II campaign.
Knight Foundation2,750,000.001--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4110-- Grant period: 03/12/2007 - 03/31/2010; goal: To teach the next generation of journalists, increase student media and improve First Amendment awareness among all high school students by expanding highschooljournalism.org.
Knight Foundation80,000.0010--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3725-- Grant period: 09/07/2005 - 09/07/2007; goal: To continue the activities of the Council of National Journalism Organizations The Council of National Journalism Organizations raises the visibility and membership of professional journalism groups and helps them work efficiently together. During the past decade, the council’s membership has more than doubled to 53 groups. These groups, representing at least 25,000 American journalists, set standards and offer training. With this grant, the council will work with the Society of Professional Journalists to improve and expand www.journalismtraining.org, a calendar of training opportunities, and to revamp its own web site, www.cnjo.org, and to better market the services of professional journalism organizations.
Knight Foundation85,000.009--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6505-- Grant period: 09/01/2014 - 09/01/2017; goal: To support journalism excellence to accelerate adoption of digital tools and techniques in traditional newsrooms.
Knight Foundation1,233,249.002--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3857-- Grant period: 12/04/2006 - 12/04/2011; goal: To increase public awareness of the importance of open government and endow Sunshine Week by creating the Knight First Amendment Fund This grant will help the American Society of Newspaper Editors build the Knight First Amendment Fund to continue “Sunshine Week’’ and help the nation’s leading journalism organization transform into a 21st century organization. Through this project, Sunshine Week, a national educational campaign about the importance of open government, will continue annually through at least 2010, increasing their reach each year. ASNE also will: create a reserve fund for freedom of information issues that come up each year; hold a major conference in January 2007 and others as needed to examine the issue of federal prosecutors and the news process; hire a development person to help raise $3.75 million for a second endowment fund to help ASNE reform its membership, convention and web sites policies to expand its reach among the nation’s 1,500 daily newspapers, and lead and help editors make the transition to multimedia operations.
Knight Foundation250,000.003--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4021-- Grant period: 11/01/2006 - 03/31/2009; goal: To revitalize high school journalism and revamp www.highschooljournalism.org The Council of National Journalism Organizations raises the visibility and membership of professional journalism groups and helps them work efficiently together. During the past decade, the council’s membership has more than doubled to 53 groups. These groups, representing at least 25,000 American journalists, set standards and offer training. With this grant, the council will work with the Society of Professional Journalists to improve and expand www.journalismtraining.org, a calendar of training opportunities, and to revamp its own web site, www.cnjo.org, and to better market the services of professional journalism organizations.
Knight Foundation146,750.008--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3952-- Grant period: 09/01/2006 - 09/30/2007; goal: To expand national Sunshine Week in 2007 to help raise public awareness and support for open government issues This grant will help the American Society of Newspaper Editors build the Knight First Amendment Fund to continue “Sunshine Week’’ and help the nation’s leading journalism organization transform into a 21st century organization. Through this project, Sunshine Week, a national educational campaign about the importance of open government, will continue annually through at least 2010, increasing their reach each year. ASNE also will: create a reserve fund for freedom of information issues that come up each year; hold a major conference in January 2007 and others as needed to examine the issue of federal prosecutors and the news process; hire a development person to help raise $3.75 million for a second endowment fund to help ASNE reform its membership, convention and web sites policies to expand its reach among the nation’s 1,500 daily newspapers, and lead and help editors make the transition to multimedia operations.
Knight Foundation196,000.006--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5357-- Grant period: 12/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: For the "Free to Tweet" campaign, a national celebration of the First Amendment through social media.
Knight Foundation160,000.007--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4215-- Grant period: 11/01/2007 - 11/01/2008; goal: To create a new First Amendment awareness campaign and strengthen national Sunshine Week in 2008 This grant will increase the number of participants in Sunshine Week 2008. Public officials will be asked for their positions on open government and the First Amendment, their views posted on the popular web site, SunshineWeek.org. Partnerships will include radio, television and the web. A prominent personality who will be national spokesperson. Sunshine Week began in 2005 as an annual event to celebrate the importance of open government and free expression during the week of the March 16 birthday of James Madison, fourth president of the United States and author of the Bill of Rights. The American Society of Newspaper Editors is raising an endowment that will make the week a permanent part of the journalism landscape. In addition to strengthening Sunshine Week, this grant will help ASNE’s First Amendment Committee research and develop a campaign to spread First Amendment awareness more generally. These projects came about after a steep drop in public support for the First Amendment and a rollback of Freedom of Information laws nationally in the wake of the Sept 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.