Benton Foundation 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 analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

Table of contents

Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Benton Foundation 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 22 150,000 253,691 10,000 20,000 25,000 40,000 100,000 150,000 200,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 1,500,000
8 150,000 374,838 10,000 10,000 20,000 40,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 394,300 734,401 1,500,000 1,500,000
FIXME 14 150,000 184,464 20,000 22,500 25,000 50,000 100,000 150,000 200,000 225,000 400,000 400,000 500,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Benton Foundation

Donor Total 2013 2007 2003 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1992
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 2,998,701.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 40,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 2,384,401.00 0.00 394,300.00 20,000.00 0.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 2,382,500.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 420,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 540,000.00 447,500.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 200,000.00 150,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 5,581,201.00 150,000.00 50,000.00 225,000.00 10,000.00 340,000.00 250,000.00 150,000.00 2,804,401.00 200,000.00 394,300.00 560,000.00 447,500.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (22 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 22)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Ford Foundation150,000.00102013-09-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To support a senior attorney position at Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Public Representation to train law students in media policy and public interest advocacy. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation50,000.00152007-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For strategic organizational planning to better engage economic, social, demographic & political changes affecting ongoing philanthropic work in communications and media. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation225,000.0082003FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Communications Policy Project (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
W. K. Kellogg Foundation10,000.00222001-09-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2001/12/teens-tech-transatlantic-roundtable-0090987-- Purpose: Provide support to the Teens and Technology Transatlantic Roundtable to be held in Washington, DC; Grant period: 2001-09-01 to 2002-03-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: District of Columbia|Massachusetts.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation40,000.00162000-07-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2000/07/digital-divide-network-0080879-- Purpose: Develop an on-line clearing house that expands access to developmental and policy resources for youth in the United States; Grant period: 2000-07-01 to 2001-06-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: District of Columbia|Massachusetts.
MacArthur Foundation300,000.0072000FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Communications Policy Program (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation150,000.00101999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Communications Policy and Practice Project. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation100,000.00141999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a handbook on using public television programs for community outreach. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
W. K. Kellogg Foundation150,000.00101998-05-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1998/06/dissemination-of-buildingsbooksbytes-0061068-- Purpose: Disseminate the results of a WKKF-assisted project by expanding, testing, and distributing materials that were developed based on consumer research about the role of libraries in the future; Grant period: 1998-05-01 to 1999-04-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: District of Columbia|Massachusetts.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation150,000.00101997-11-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1995/08/create-strategic-plan-process-for-nii-0030999-- Purpose: Inform and guide the investments of foundations and not-for-profit organizations in communications and information infrastructure through a strategic planning initiative within the philanthropic community; Grant period: 1997-11-01 to 1998-10-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York|Massachusetts.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation1,500,000.0011997-07-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1997/07/whose-side-are-you-on-campaign-0045898-- Purpose: Support youth development through a public education and information campaign that connects people concerned about the well-being of youth to resources, organizations, model programs, and volunteer opportunities; Grant period: 1997-07-01 to 1999-06-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: District of Columbia|Massachusetts.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation734,401.0021997-01-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1997/02/delivery-of-info-in-the-digital-age-0044736-- Purpose: Develop activities that help educate the public about telecommunications policy and the critical role libraries can play to assure public access and utilization of information by communities; Grant period: 1997-01-01 to 1998-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: District of Columbia|Massachusetts.
MacArthur Foundation400,000.0041997FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Communications Policy Project (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation20,000.00201997FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a conference on the role of information technology in the 21st century. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation200,000.0091996FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Communications Policy Project. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
W. K. Kellogg Foundation394,300.0061995-06-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1995/08/nii-public-policy-0029167-- Purpose: Engage nonprofit organizations in the design of state and local programs that establish priorities for telecommunication development over the next decade; Grant period: 1995-06-01 to 1996-05-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: District of Columbia|Massachusetts.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation20,000.00201994-03-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1994/05/one-day-summit-to-discuss-nii-0025559-- Purpose: Explore public interest issues in relation to the National Information Infrastructure through a national conference; Grant period: 1994-03-01 to 1995-02-28. Affected countries: United States; affected states: District of Columbia|Massachusetts.
MacArthur Foundation40,000.00161994FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a public interest summit to discuss the National Information Infrastructure. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation500,000.0031994FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Communications Policy Project (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation400,000.0041992FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a project to educate policymakers and other sectors about the impact of various telecommunications policy options on the public (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation25,000.00181992FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support an international conference on the use of video in advocacy. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation22,500.00191992FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a conference for academic researchers and other analysts of public television. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..