Digital Public Library of America donations received

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Basic donee information

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Websitehttp://dp.la/
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Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Public_Library_of_America
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Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 5 804,000 844,797 300,000 300,000 300,000 594,000 594,000 804,000 804,000 990,195 990,195 1,535,792 1,535,792
Technology 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
Scholarly Communications 2 594,000 699,000 594,000 594,000 594,000 594,000 594,000 594,000 804,000 804,000 804,000 804,000 804,000
Information and communication technology (ICT) 1 990,195 990,195 990,195 990,195 990,195 990,195 990,195 990,195 990,195 990,195 990,195 990,195 990,195
Technology, Communities 1 1,535,792 1,535,792 1,535,792 1,535,792 1,535,792 1,535,792 1,535,792 1,535,792 1,535,792 1,535,792 1,535,792 1,535,792 1,535,792

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Digital Public Library of America

Donor Total 2016 2014 2013
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 1,835,792.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 1,398,000.00 804,000.00 594,000.00 0.00
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 990,195.00 0.00 0.00 990,195.00
Total 4,223,987.00 804,000.00 594,000.00 990,195.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (5 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 5)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation804,000.0032016-06-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/digital-public-library-of-america/21600664/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation594,000.0042014-03-13Scholarly Communicationshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/digital-public-library-of-america/11400671/-- Program name: Scholarly Communications.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation990,195.0022013-09-04Information and communication technology (ICT)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to effectively and efficiently give public librarians new digital skills, in the process expanding the access to their local collections; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
Knight Foundation1,535,792.001--Technology, Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6736-- Grant period: 06/25/2015 - 12/31/2017; goal: To expand the Digital Public Library of America into all unserved states or regions, adding new hubs with unique items from these communities into DPLA's collection.
Knight Foundation300,000.005--Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6699-- Grant period: 06/23/2014 - 06/22/2015; part of the challenge: Knight News Challenge; goal: To create a simplified and more coherent rights structure for content collections from libraries, museums, archives and other sources, along with best practices that institutions can use to safely make more content available to the public. Huge collections of content from libraries, museums, archives and other sources are freely accessible on the Web through the Digital Public Library of America, Europeana, Trove and other organizations. However, these collections lack consistency on people’s usage rights and are further weakened by inconsistent copyright law and aversion to risk by nonprofit institutions. Getting it Right on Rights will create a simplified and more coherent rights structure, along with best practices that institutions around the world can use to safely make more content available to the public. The project will include two international summits to convene experts in the field, from museum leaders to intellectual property lawyers and policymakers, the creation of a new digital rights standard and production of a best practices guide.