Emerson Engagement Lab 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.

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Emerson Engagement Lab 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 5 145,000 236,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 75,000 75,000 145,000 145,000 250,000 250,000 675,000 675,000
Technology 1 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000
Communities 3 250,000 333,333 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 675,000 675,000 675,000 675,000
Technology, Journalism 1 145,000 145,000 145,000 145,000 145,000 145,000 145,000 145,000 145,000 145,000 145,000 145,000 145,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Emerson Engagement Lab

Donor Total
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 1,180,000.00
Total 1,180,000.00

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
Knight Foundation75,000.004--Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6242-- Grant period: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014; goal: To conduct research on the use and adaption of civic technologies by examining the intersection of these new technologies and community engagement.
Knight Foundation250,000.002--Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4708-- Grant period: 06/14/2010 - 06/30/2011; goal: To enable members of Knight communities to participate in the planning and development of public spaces through the use of the interactive game platform HUB2.
Knight Foundation675,000.001--Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5399-- Grant period: 12/12/2011 - 12/31/2013; goal: To implement Community PlanIT, an online tool that enables engagement in local community planning efforts, in four Knight communities: Detroit, Akron, San Jose and Philadelphia Current community planning processes regularly take up to a year and often engage only a handful of residents. Community PlanlT has the ability to change that by speeding up the process to a few days and perhaps most dramatically by increasing citizen participation in local decision making. The platform will expedite community learning and participation around the local planning process through approximately 30 days of online engagement that culminates in a face-to-face meeting with planning officials and other participants Knight's initial 2010 investment in HUB 2.0, the predecessor to Community PlanlT, resulted in an open-source online social media/game platform for place-based planning. The platform has been implemented in two communities in the Boston area and its effectiveness as an engagement tool has been positively evaluated. By enlisting unconventional community participants in the process, Community PlanIT addresses the concerns of city planners, government officials and communit-y or-g anizers that too few voices are represented in important local planning efforts.
Knight Foundation35,000.005--Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6839-- Grant period: 08/01/2015 - 06/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: To prototype DataBasic, a suite of data visualization tools for designed for people with little to no background in programming, to learn how to leverage data to better tell their stories.
Knight Foundation145,000.003--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5687-- Grant period: 04/12/2013 - 03/31/2014; goal: To support the implementation of community-driven technology programs developed through a collaborative of Knight grantees and the Harvard Kennedy School. What is New Urban Mechanics? New Urban Mechanics is an approach to civic innovation focused on delivering transformative City services to residents. While the language may sound new, the principles of New Urban Mechanics - collaborating with constituents, focusing on the basics of government, and pushing for bolder ideas - are not. In fact, Boston’s Mayor, Thomas M. Menino, who is known as the Urban Mechanic, has been preaching this mantra for years. Through the pairing of big ideas and the knowledge of constituents’ specific interests, Menino has become Boston’s longest serving mayor, and the city has become one of the most envied in the country. Likewise, in Philadelphia, Mayor Michael A. Nutter has built a strong reputation by improving education and safety and strengthening partnerships with neighborhood organizations as he leads the nation’s fifth largest city. To speed the rate of municipal innovation in their respective cities, Mayor Menino, in 2010, and Mayor Nutter, in 2012, created Mayor’s Offices of New Urban Mechanics. Part of the local government, this office serves as each City’s innovation incubator, building partnerships between […].