Arts and Science Council-Charlotte/Mecklenburg donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Arts and Science Council-Charlotte/Mecklenburg in our system.

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 15 60,000 406,167 25,000 25,000 30,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 75,000 105,000 250,000 5,000,000
Arts 10 60,000 551,250 25,000 25,000 25,000 30,000 57,500 60,000 60,000 75,000 75,000 105,000 5,000,000
Communities, Arts 4 60,000 107,500 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Communities 1 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Arts and Science Council-Charlotte/Mecklenburg

Donor Total 2016
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 6,092,500.00 150,000.00
Total 6,092,500.00 150,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (15 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 15)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Knight Foundation75,000.0052016-11-15Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7938-- Grant period: 08/18/2016 - 06/30/2017; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To support the Charlotte Arts & Science Council's programs to improve the ability of emerging cultural organizations to adapt to 21st-century trends in philanthropy, organizational development and audience engagement.
Knight Foundation75,000.0052016-11-15Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7887-- Grant period: 08/18/2016 - 06/30/2017; goal: To help emerging cultural organizations improve their ability to adapt to 21st century trends in philanthropy, organizational development and audience engagement through a workshop series and individual coaching.
Knight Foundation60,000.007--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5085-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2012; goal: To break down barriers of access to the performing arts and touch the lives of residents with Random Acts of Culture (RAC), a series of unexpected, spontaneous cultural performances in non-traditional settings.
Knight Foundation250,000.002--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5281-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To assure the successful launch of power2give.org, an innovative fundraising site that will allow cultural organizations in Charlotte and Miami to post projects online and market them to potential donors.
Knight Foundation57,500.0012--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5348-- Grant period: 07/01/2012 - 06/30/2013; goal: To create the Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance, a collection of trained arts journalists who will publish under the CAA banner on TV, radio, print, online and a newly developed app Charlotte’s arts journalism takes a leap forward this month as the Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance launches. Funded by a $100,000 Community Arts Journalism Challenge grant awarded by Knight Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance is a partnership between the Charlotte Observer, public radio station WFAE, television station WCNC, UNC Charlotte, Qcitymetro.com and CharlotteViewpoint.org. Its goal is to collaborate in reporting, coverage and journalist outreach in order to “elevate both the volume and the quality of local arts coverage.” The five media outlets will each enlist freelance journalists to cover the arts then share the content freely with member organizations. UNC Charlotte will develop seminars and courses to help equip journalists who are new to covering the arts. Alliance Spokesman Rick Thames, the editor of the Charlotte Observer, writes of the new partnership: “By collaborating, we also expect to reach wider audiences, which will only benefit both our community and the arts organizations that aspire to enrich it.”.
Knight Foundation150,000.003--Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3860-- Grant period: 10/01/2005 - 10/01/2006; goal: For "South by South Africa: Crafting Cultural Understanding," a project to use cultural programs as a catalyst for civic dialogue on racism through the lens of South Africa.
Knight Foundation30,000.0013--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4833-- Grant period: 06/01/2010 - 07/01/2011; goal: For seed funding for a series of public random acts of culture and creativity.
Knight Foundation25,000.0014--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6509-- Grant period: 08/01/2014 - 01/31/2015; goal: To support 'Imagine 2025: Sharing the Vision' - a creative summit to engage Charlotte audiences in a dialogue around the future sustainability of arts and culture in their community.
Knight Foundation60,000.007--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4834-- Grant period: 06/01/2010 - 07/01/2011; goal: To invest in emerging arts organizations to fill gaps in local cultural programming.
Knight Foundation5,000,000.001--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4033-- Grant period: 09/01/2006 - 09/01/2011; goal: For an operating endowment to support extensive new cultural facilities in downtown Charlotte, including a 1,200-seat theater to be named for John S. and James L. Knight The project includes a new Afro-American Cultural Center, a new uptown Mint Museum, the Bechtler Museum and the new Knight Theater as part of the Wachovia First Street Cultural Campus — a mixed-use development scheduled to open in late 2008. The arts facilities will reside at the heart of a major office/residential complex. The 1,200-seat Knight Theater fills a needed gap in performance hall space, providing a home for N.C. Dance Theater and freeing up performance time in the larger Performing Arts Center for the symphony and opera, allowing all to grow artistically and financially.
Knight Foundation60,000.007--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5935-- Grant period: 06/01/2013 - 05/31/2015; goal: To support ongoing investment in emerging cultural organizations which are unique in their programmatic approach and reach diverse audiences.
Knight Foundation105,000.004--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6405-- Grant period: 06/01/2014 - 05/31/2016; goal: To engage new Charlotte audiences with culturally diverse theatre offerings by supporting six productions by On Q Performing Arts - Charlotte's premier African-American theatre company.
Knight Foundation25,000.0014--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6409-- Grant period: 06/01/2014 - 05/31/2015; goal: To broaden awareness of local theater offerings by supporting a joint theater advertising venture for Charlotte based theater producers.
Knight Foundation60,000.007--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6410-- Grant period: 06/01/2014 - 05/31/2016; goal: To support the Arts and Science Council's Cultural Innovation Grant - a fund for emerging cultural organizations in Charlotte which are unique in programmatic approach and reach diverse audiences.
Knight Foundation60,000.007--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5086-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2011; goal: To support continued investment in emerging cultural organizations that are viewed as having the capability of filling gaps in local cultural programming or are unique in their programmatic approach, either artistically or in reaching emerging audiences.