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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page centerforinvestigativereporting
Websitehttp://cironline.org/
Twitter usernamecironline
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_for_Investigative_Reporting
Tumblr subdomaincenterforinvestigativereporting

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 35 300,000 450,197 1,000 24,000 35,000 100,000 200,000 300,000 400,000 400,000 600,000 1,000,000 3,500,000
Community 2 1,000 13,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000
Technology, Journalism 4 24,000 538,500 10,000 10,000 10,000 24,000 24,000 24,000 800,000 800,000 1,320,000 1,320,000 1,320,000
FIXME 13 250,000 574,231 10,000 50,000 75,000 100,000 200,000 250,000 300,000 600,000 750,000 1,000,000 3,500,000
Education 4 35,000 415,500 27,000 27,000 27,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 400,000 400,000 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,200,000
Technology 1 46,000 46,000 46,000 46,000 46,000 46,000 46,000 46,000 46,000 46,000 46,000 46,000 46,000
Special Projects 6 400,000 358,333 150,000 150,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000
Global health 1 253,300 253,300 253,300 253,300 253,300 253,300 253,300 253,300 253,300 253,300 253,300 253,300 253,300
Radio 1 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000
Communications policy and administrative management 1 300,612 300,612 300,612 300,612 300,612 300,612 300,612 300,612 300,612 300,612 300,612 300,612 300,612
Journalism 1 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000
1 900,000 900,000 900,000 900,000 900,000 900,000 900,000 900,000 900,000 900,000 900,000 900,000 900,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Center for Investigative Reporting

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2005 2004 2002 2000 1999 1993 1991
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 7,165,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 850,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 75,000.00 250,000.00 50,000.00 130,000.00 10,000.00 500,000.00 200,000.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 3,812,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 400,000.00 550,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 427,000.00 1,235,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 2,700,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 900,000.00 0.00 0.00 900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 853,912.00 0.00 253,300.00 300,000.00 300,612.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Barr Foundation (filter this donee) 300,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund (filter this donee) 26,000.00 0.00 1,000.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 15,756,912.00 500,000.00 554,300.00 1,225,000.00 4,600,612.00 400,000.00 550,000.00 1,250,000.00 1,000,000.00 427,000.00 1,835,000.00 75,000.00 250,000.00 50,000.00 130,000.00 10,000.00 500,000.00 200,000.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (1 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Staff members’ personal donations for giving season 20182018-12-10Catherine Hollander GiveWellElie Hassenfeld Natalie Crispin Josh Rosenberg Devin Jacob Catherine Hollander Andrew Martin Christian Smith Isabel Arjmand James Snowden Dan Brown Olivia Larsen Amar Radia GiveWell top charities Donor lottery GiveDirectly International Refugee Assistance Project RAICES National Immigration Law Center CALmatters Center for Investigative Reporting ProPublica Malaria Consortium Against Malaria Foundation StrongMinds Planned Parenthood Action Fund Cool Earth Causa Justa::Just Cause Initiate Justice Sorea Te Land Trust No Means No Worldwide Stonewall (UK) Afrinspire Effective Altruism Funds Periodic donation list documentationGiveWell staff members describe where they are donating in 2018. The majority are donating most of their money to GiveWell top charities (i.e., to GiveWell for discretionary regranting). A few explicitly donate to Malaria Consortium, Against Malaria Foundation, and GiveDirectly. Many staff members announce intent to donate a small fraction of their donation budget for animal welfare charities, but explicit names of animal welfare charities are not included. A number of donors mention donating small amounts to charities focused on justice-related themes and local causes. Not all employees are present in the document (participation is optional). Amounts donated are not included, per a decision by GiveWell

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (35 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 35)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Knight Foundation500,000.0092018-04-12Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8118-- Grant period: 05/01/2018 - 05/01/2020; goal: To promote informed communities by advancing excellence in local investigative reporting through collaborations between The Center for Investigative Reporting and local newsrooms.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation253,300.00202017-11-05Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help the Center for Investigative Reporting to build the capacity of media organizations to measure and record the impact of their journalism on global health and development and/or education issues; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Barr Foundation300,000.00182017-03-27FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To provide core support.
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund1,000.00352017Communityhttps://www.haasjr.org/grants/grantee/center-for-investigative-reporting--
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation300,000.00182016-08-25Radio/television/print mediahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build competencies of media partners focused on global health and development issues and/or education issues to address the gap in coverage of these issues; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation900,000.0052016-06-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2016/06/the-working-world-investigative-reporting-diversity-fellowship-program-p3034836-- Purpose: Develop investigative reporting about race, gender, and economic disparities for “The Working World” series and launch a fellowship program that increases the pipeline of journalists of color with strong investigative skills and enriches the field of journalism; Grant period: 2016-06-01 to 2019-05-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California.
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund25,000.00312016Communityhttps://www.haasjr.org/grants/grantee/center-for-investigative-reporting--
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation300,612.00172015-08-06Communications policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance the field of media impact measurement through workshops and mentoring. Impact Measurement Capacity Building for Media Organizations. Investment start date: 8/6/2015 to end date: 8/2/2016. Grantee name: Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc.; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Hewlett Foundation400,000.00112015-03-16Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-investigative-reporting-for-general-operating-support-1/-- For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation400,000.00112015-03-16Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-investigative-reporting-for-general-operating-support-1/-- For General Operating Support.
MacArthur Foundation3,500,000.0012015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- in support of general operations. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Emeyville.
Hewlett Foundation400,000.00112014-03-17Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-investigative-reporting-for-general-operating-support-0/-- For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation150,000.00232013-11-21Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-investigative-reporting-for-a-consultant-to-support-a-strategic-planning-and-business-model-development-process/-- For A Consultant To Support A Strategic Planning And Business Model Development Process.
Hewlett Foundation400,000.00112013-03-18Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-investigative-reporting-for-general-operating-support/-- For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation400,000.00112012-03-19Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-investigative-reporting-for-the-california-watch-project/-- For The California Watch Project.
MacArthur Foundation750,000.0072012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Emeyville.
MacArthur Foundation100,000.00252012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a new investigative reporting series, TYT Investigates. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Emeyville.
MacArthur Foundation1,000,000.0042011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In institutional support. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Emeyville.
Hewlett Foundation400,000.00112010-11-15Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-investigative-reporting-for-the-california-schools-report-card-project/-- For The California Schools Report Card Project.
Hewlett Foundation27,000.00302010-03-01Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-investigative-reporting-for-the-organizations-financial-planning/-- For The Organization's Financial Planning.
Hewlett Foundation35,000.00292009-11-16Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-investigative-reporting-for-an-evaluation-project/-- For An Evaluation Project.
Hewlett Foundation1,200,000.0032009-04-23Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/center-for-investigative-reporting-for-multimedia-reporting-on-california-education-and-other-policy-issues/-- For Multimedia Reporting On California Education And Other Policy Issues.
MacArthur Foundation600,000.0082009FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Emeyville.
MacArthur Foundation75,000.00262005FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support preliminary research for a documentary film exploring the debate over protecting intellectual property. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Emeyville.
MacArthur Foundation250,000.00212004FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the documentary film "No Place to Hide: Stories from a Surveillance Society". Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Emeyville.
MacArthur Foundation50,000.00272002FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a documentary film on international small-arms trafficking. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Emeyville.
MacArthur Foundation130,000.00242000FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a Frontline television documentary on U.S. military spending and readiness. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Emeyville.
MacArthur Foundation10,000.00331999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a television documentary on U.S. military spending. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Emeyville.
MacArthur Foundation500,000.0091993FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support institutional development to enable the generation of additional income from commercial sources (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Emeyville.
MacArthur Foundation200,000.00221991FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support two documentaries (on national energy policy and campaign financing), to air on the PBS series "Frontline.". Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Emeyville.
Knight Foundation10,000.0033--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6276-- Grant period: 01/01/2014 - 06/01/2014; goal: To support the results of the Center for Investigative Reporting's recent Kickstarter campaign to fund development of FOIA Machine, a tool for filing freedom of information requests.
Knight Foundation800,000.006--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5458-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 03/31/2014; goal: To establish an investigative news channel on YouTube The Center will manage the channel by coordinating the aggregation and production of content. YouTube will provide access to the platform and back-end support, will promote the channel and will train the Center and its partners in digital video production. Knight grantee The Investigative News Network will recruit new partners to the project; develop the system for distributing revenue earned from advertising; and coordinate agreements regarding rights and legal liability. The grant will result in a YouTube channel devoted to investigative reporting.
Knight Foundation46,000.0028--Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4980-- Grant period: 11/09/2012 - 11/09/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: FOIA Machine will aid journalists and private citizens in accessing millions of important governmental documents around the world that are covered by freedom of information laws (which exist in more than 90 countries). FOIA Machine will help people navigate FOI laws by automating submissions, creating requests in the proper format, making documents publicly available on the web, and using the web to rally support when governments are not responsive.
Knight Foundation1,320,000.002--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4484-- Grant period: 07/01/2009 - 07/31/2011; goal: To launch a new foundation-sponsored collaborative multimedia investigative reporting project in California.
Knight Foundation24,000.0032--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6140-- Grant period: 11/01/2013 - 10/31/2014; goal: To support experimentation with Umbel, an analytics tool for understanding audience, to help inform journalism coverage and business development.