Chi-Town Daily News donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Chi-Town Daily News 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 95,000 217,500 95,000 95,000 95,000 95,000 95,000 95,000 340,000 340,000 340,000 340,000 340,000
Technology, Journalism 2 95,000 217,500 95,000 95,000 95,000 95,000 95,000 95,000 340,000 340,000 340,000 340,000 340,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Chi-Town Daily News

Donor Total
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 435,000.00
Total 435,000.00

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 Foundation95,000.002--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 06/30/2011; goal: To expand the local reporting capacity of Chi-Town Daily News and provide a viable alternate local news site.
Knight Foundation340,000.001--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 03/12/2007 - 03/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight News Challenge; goal: To create a new, low-cost model for training citizen journalist in every neighborhood of a major city to contribute to a citywide news site The Chi-Town Daily News will recruit and train a network of 75 citizen journalists – one in each Chicago neighborhood. The journalists will work with editors to produce a professional, comprehensive daily local news report. Goals: “A daily online news report written by citizen journalists that has more scope and depth than the coverage you find in many large newspapers.”.