Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania 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 2 250,000 297,500 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 345,000 345,000 345,000 345,000 345,000
Technology, Journalism 2 250,000 297,500 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 345,000 345,000 345,000 345,000 345,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Donor Total
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 595,000.00
Total 595,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (2 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 2)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Knight Foundation250,000.002--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 08/01/2011 - 07/31/2013; goal: To launch a digital media incubator in Philadelphia, the fourth largest media market in the United States Ben Franklin Technology Partners has received a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to launch the incubator with Philadelphia Media Network, Inc. (PMN), owner and publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and The strategic partnership will also include Drexel University, DreamIt Ventures and the Philadelphia Foundation. Set to begin operation in September 2011, the program will provide four startup or early stage technology companies with a minimum of six months of office space -- at PMN’s offices at 400 North Broad Street – technical and administrative support, mentoring, and access to the platform for launching their digital media “apps” or related products. While Philadelphia Media Network will host the incubator and provide as a platform for launching the new products, Ben Franklin Technology Partners will provide mentoring and strategic business counsel to the startups. Drexel University will provide graduate and undergraduate students with the unique opportunity to work with and move freely between the startup companies and PMN’s established media business. BFTP also will work with DreamIt Ventures, a nationally-renowned Philadelphia-based startup accelerator program, […].
Knight Foundation345,000.001--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 06/17/2013 - 07/01/2016; goal: To expand Project Liberty, a Philadelphia-based digital media incubator. A project of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Project Liberty launched in 2011 to build a community of startups in Philadelphia and foster newsroom innovation. Since then, Ben Franklin has supported eight startups along with Interstate General Media LLC (IGM,) publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and Project Liberty was the first incubator in the nation to reside within a traditional media company, a model now followed by The New York Times, The Boston Globe and other media outlets. Housed amid the company’s newsrooms, Project Liberty is designed to promote innovation and adoption of new technologies as a way to provide communities the information they need. Participating startups receive six months of rent-free space, mentoring, equipment and technical and administrative support. Companies also receive access to, and as a platform for launching their new products. Knight Foundation supported the initial launch of the incubator to test the effectiveness of the model. The new funding will help Project Liberty attract both talented entrepreneurs and new funding from public and private sources. The incubator will also expand its applicant pool and provide incumbents with more […].