Free Press donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Free Press 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 25 100,000 421,060 20,000 31,500 50,000 50,000 60,000 100,000 250,000 400,000 700,000 1,400,000 2,200,000
Media Reform 10 50,000 55,650 20,000 20,000 30,000 31,500 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 75,000 100,000 100,000
3 50,000 48,333 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
Journalism 1 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000
Technology, Journalism 1 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
FIXME 10 700,000 950,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 400,000 600,000 700,000 750,000 750,000 1,400,000 2,100,000 2,200,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Free Press

Donor Total 2017 2016 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 9,500,000.00 2,200,000.00 2,100,000.00 700,000.00 1,400,000.00 600,000.00 750,000.00 750,000.00 400,000.00 300,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Quixote Foundation (filter this donee) 556,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 75,000.00 131,500.00 20,000.00 100,000.00 30,000.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 325,000.00 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
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 145,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 60,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 35,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 10,526,500.00 2,200,000.00 2,100,000.00 700,000.00 1,400,000.00 600,000.00 750,000.00 750,000.00 500,000.00 460,000.00 375,000.00 181,500.00 55,000.00 100,000.00 30,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (25 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 25)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Ford Foundation2,200,000.0012017-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to protect the open Internet and promote public interest policies that reduce racial and economic inequalities in access to the Internet & core support for institutional strengthening. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation2,100,000.0022016-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to promote public interest policies to protect the free and open Internet, curb media consolidation, protect press freedom, and ensure that diverse voices are represented in the media. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation700,000.0062015-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to promote public interest policies to protect the open Internet and to reduce racial and economic inequalities in access and use of the Internet and communication technologies. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation1,400,000.0032013-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to promote diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media and universal access to communications. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation600,000.0072012-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to promote diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media and universal access to communications. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation750,000.0042011-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to promote diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, quality journalism and universal access to communications. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation750,000.0042010-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to promote diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media and universal access to communications. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation400,000.0082009-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to promote diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media and universal access to communications. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Quixote Foundation50,000.00172009-02-18Media Reformhttps://archives.iupui.edu//handle/2450/11391-- Project Support - Capacity Building and Development.
Quixote Foundation50,000.00172009-02-18Media Reformhttps://archives.iupui.edu//handle/2450/11391-- Project Support - Capacity Building and Development.
Ford Foundation300,000.0092008-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to promote diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media and universal access to communications. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Quixote Foundation100,000.00122008-01-29Media Reformhttps://archives.iupui.edu//handle/2450/11391-- Project Support - Planning and Implementation of National Conference on Media Reform (4th National Conference).
Nathan Cummings Foundation60,000.00162008--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/2008_audited_financials.pdf--
Quixote Foundation75,000.00142007-07-20Media Reformhttps://archives.iupui.edu//handle/2450/11391-- General Operating Support for media policy reform activities.
Ford Foundation300,000.0092007-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For activities to leverage knowledge about electronic media policy in order to mobilize public concern on the ongoing debates on media reform & justice at the national & state levels. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Quixote Foundation31,500.00232006-12-19Media Reformhttps://archives.iupui.edu//handle/2450/11391-- Project Support - National Conference on Media Reform (NCMR) Scholarship Fund and for Mother Jones print advertising for NCMR.
Quixote Foundation100,000.00122006-05-23Media Reformhttps://archives.iupui.edu//handle/2450/11391-- General Operating Support for media policy reform activities.
Nathan Cummings Foundation50,000.00172006--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/2006_audited_financials.pdf--
Quixote Foundation20,000.00252005-06-27Media Reformhttps://archives.iupui.edu//handle/2450/11391-- General Support and the Media Reform Action Headquarters.
Nathan Cummings Foundation35,000.00222005--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/17afs.pdf--
Quixote Foundation50,000.00172004-02-05Media Reformhttps://archives.iupui.edu//handle/2450/11391-- General Operating Support for media policy reform activities.
Quixote Foundation50,000.00172004-02-05Media Reformhttps://archives.iupui.edu//handle/2450/11391-- General Operating Support for media policy reform activities.
Quixote Foundation30,000.00242003-12-22Media Reformhttps://archives.iupui.edu//handle/2450/11391-- Project Support - National Conference on Media Reform (NCMR) and NCMR Book (conference follow-up activity).
Knight Foundation75,000.0014--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4584-- Grant period: 04/01/2009 - 03/31/2010; goal: To host the Free Press Policy Summit: Changing Media on May 14, 2009 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Free Press is the nation’s largest grass-roots media reform group. The Newseum is the largest venue dedicated to press freedom. Knight Foundation’s leadership of a national discussion on the future of news will add diverse views as both public policy and private practice are being reshaped by the economics of the digital age. This grant will bring together members of Congress and the FCC, academics, industry leaders, activists, Knight Foundation grantees, members of the Knight Commission for the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy and citizens to respond to specific media policy proposals. The specific summit goals are to: 1) identify viable policy solutions to the crisis facing journalism; 2) show the interconnection of Internet, public media and traditional journalism; 3) get feedback from a diverse group of stakeholders often absent from the debate; and 4) explore policy strategies that would bring fast, affordable, open Internet access to every home and business in America.
Knight Foundation250,000.0011--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4730-- Grant period: 02/01/2010 - 01/31/2011; goal: To organize public responses to the Knight Commission recommendations, doing four white papers on key policy areas. Note: please see related project here.