Committee to Protect Journalists donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Committee to Protect Journalists 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 26 200,000 373,577 25,000 30,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 200,000 200,000 250,000 300,000 550,000 3,750,000
FIXME 14 200,000 535,714 25,000 50,000 75,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 250,000 450,000 1,500,000 3,750,000
International Human Rights 2 25,000 27,500 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000
Technology, Journalism 1 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Journalism 9 200,000 228,667 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 200,000 200,000 250,000 458,000 550,000 550,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Committee to Protect Journalists

Donor Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2012 2010 2009 2007 1995 1994 1993 1990
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 6,700,000.00 0.00 3,750,000.00 250,000.00 500,000.00 200,000.00 200,000.00 300,000.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 2,158,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 600,000.00 0.00 450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 25,000.00 50,000.00 0.00
Barr Foundation (filter this donee) 200,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 55,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 30,000.00 25,000.00
Total 9,713,000.00 200,000.00 4,200,000.00 250,000.00 500,000.00 200,000.00 200,000.00 300,000.00 1,500,000.00 75,000.00 25,000.00 80,000.00 25,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (26 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 26)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Barr Foundation200,000.0092017-03-27FIXMEhttps://www.barrfoundation.org/grantmaking/grants/-- To provide core support for activities in the United States.
Ford Foundation3,750,000.0012016-11-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to promote press freedom worldwide and defend the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal and Core support for institutional strengthening. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation450,000.0052016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- in support of its emergency assistance program. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Ford Foundation250,000.0072015-12-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to promote press freedom worldwide and defend the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation200,000.0092014-11-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to promote press freedom worldwide and defend the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation300,000.0062014-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to promote press freedom worldwide and defend the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation200,000.0092012-12-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Tie-off general support to promote press freedom worldwide and defend the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation200,000.0092010-12-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to promote press freedom worldwide by defending the rights of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation200,000.0092009-12-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to promote press freedom worldwide by defending the rights of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation100,000.00162009-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the initial phase of the "Free the Press" campaign to drive down the number of jailed journalists to pre-2001 levels worldwide. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation1,500,000.0022007-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Endowment support to sustain the committee's work defending press freedom worldwide. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation75,000.00221995FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To collaborate with the Globe Independent Press Syndicate to monitor freedom of the press in Russia (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
MacArthur Foundation25,000.00251994FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the project Legal Defense of the Media in Russia and the Newly Independent States of the Former Soviet Union. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
John Merck Fund30,000.00241993-09International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To bring threatened foreign journalists to the US temporarily to pursue press freedom and human rights investigations.
MacArthur Foundation50,000.00231993FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a research and public education project to promote press freedom in Mexico. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
John Merck Fund25,000.00251990-11International Human Rightshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To defend Western journalists reporting abroad and local press working in their own countries.
Knight Foundation100,000.0016--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5087-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 12/31/2011; goal: To extend projects in Russia and the Philippines as part of CPJ's global campaign against impunity.
Knight Foundation250,000.007--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4591-- Grant period: 11/01/2009 - 10/31/2010; goal: To move Impunity Project pilots in Russia and the Philippines towards sustainability, and expand to an additional country Every year, on average, several dozen journalists are killed across the globe because of their work. In 9 of every 10 cases, those responsible literally get away with murder. When societies refuse to silently accept the slayings of people like judges and journalists, when they stand up for the free flow of information needed to investigate and bring perpetrators to justice, they advance the cause of freedom. CPJ wants to use its global leadership to expand the impunity work worldwide, starting with the nations where journalists are most likely to be assassinated, specifically Russia and the Philippines.. During the grant, CPJ will continue to call international attention to the murders of journalists in Russia and the Philippines, seeking arrest and prosecution of those responsible. CPJ will lead other free press organizations to unite in the fight against impunity and will expand this pilot to a third country. It is hoped that as a result, the arrest rate will begin to increase, the impunity rate to decline. By the end of this grant, CPJ is expected to demonstrate the actual country-by-country impact needed […].
Knight Foundation200,000.009--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6205-- Grant period: 12/01/2013 - 12/31/2014; goal: To match 2:1 the donations made at the 23rd CPJ awards ceremony dinner, up to $200,000.
Knight Foundation100,000.0016--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4311-- Grant period: 12/10/2007 - 12/31/2008; goal: To strengthen CPJ's worldwide reporting network.
Knight Foundation458,000.004--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6470-- Grant period: 12/01/2014 - 12/30/2017; goal: To support first amendment protection by creating interactive databases to help journalists, activists and policymakers confront the threats to free expression with evidence-based research and advocacy.
Knight Foundation100,000.0016--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3629-- Grant period: 05/01/2005 - 05/01/2007; goal: For general operating support.
Knight Foundation100,000.0016--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3801-- Grant period: 04/01/2005 - 04/01/2006; goal: To establish a special free press fund to protect Indonesian journalists from government censorship and harassment in the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami.
Knight Foundation100,000.0016--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5356-- Grant period: 11/01/2011 - 02/28/2013; goal: To help CPJ move its fundraising and advocacy work into the digital space.
Knight Foundation200,000.009--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5893-- Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2014; goal: To fund innovative digital advocacy for press freedom.
Knight Foundation550,000.003--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4122-- Grant period: 10/01/2007 - 09/30/2009; goal: To test Impunity Project experiments in Russia and the Philippines Founded in 1981, the Committee to Protect Journalists is the world’s leading monitor of abuses against journalists. As a leader, CPJ stays current on the best work of other organizations. It has been impressed with the highly structured project by the Inter American Press Association to fight “impunity’’ for those who would kill journalists. The decade-long IAPA Impunity campaign has produced more than 75 convictions in cases of the murder of journalists, and changed national laws to remove statues of limitations and provide federal prosecution for those who would kill human rights workers, journalists, judges and other people working for civil society. CPJ studied impunity worldwide and chose very different countries, Russia and the Philippines, to test techniques pioneered by IAPA. During the next two years, CPJ will raise the public profile of impunity in Russia and the Philippines by campaigning for arrests to be made in the murders of journalists and investigating and publishing information about the deaths of journalists and missing journalists. As a result, the level of impunity in those countries – now among the highest in the world – is expected to go down. Further expansions […].