Beacon Reader donations received

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 donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Beacon Reader 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Technology, Journalism 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Beacon Reader

Donor Total
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 0.00
Total 0.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (1 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 1)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Knight Foundation------Technology, Journalism Grant period: 04/11/2014 - 04/11/2015; goal: Beacon Reader enables people to fund journalism and subscribe to writers directly. Beacon, an independent platform for journalism based in Oakland, California, was founded in 2013. Over the past year, it has paid out over $600,000 to journalists and has over 250 writers using the platform. It works with publications to get the word out about those projects, and to help their stories reach a wider audience. Past projects done in partnership with publications include “The Net Neutrality Battle,” where Techdirt raised nearly $70,000 through crowdfunding on Beacon to support its coverage of the net neutrality fight in Washington, D.C. In August 2014, The Huffington Post crowdfunded over $40,000 on Beacon for a fellowship that will allow a journalist to remain in Ferguson, Missouri, and cover the ongoing protests and their aftermath for one year. In the spring, Climate Confidential, a team of six climate and environment reporters, raised over $46,000 through crowdfunding on Beacon to create a micro-publication devoted to climate issues. And, most recently, The Texas Tribune crowdsourced funding for a 15-part series of stories on how the shale boom is changing Texas, the end product of which earned praise from The New York Times this week.