Living Cities 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, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donee information


Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 7 250,000 1,278,482 199,372 199,372 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 3,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000
Evidence-Based Policy 1 199,372 199,372 199,372 199,372 199,372 199,372 199,372 199,372 199,372 199,372 199,372 199,372 199,372
Communities 6 250,000 1,458,333 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 1,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Living Cities

Donor Total 2016
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 8,750,000.00 0.00
Arnold Ventures (filter this donee) 199,372.00 199,372.00
Total 8,949,372.00 199,372.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (7 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 7)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Arnold Ventures199,372.0072016Evidence-Based Policy To host a convening to educate policymakers, university researchers, and other stakeholders about the policy lab model.
Knight Foundation250,000.004--Communities Grant period: 07/01/2012 - 07/01/2013; goal: To support the creation and deployment of technology for local governments to more effectively engage citizens.
Knight Foundation4,000,000.001--Communities Grant period: 03/12/2007 - 04/30/2010; goal: To expand and deepen a collaborative investment to improve urban neighborhoods in 23 communities.
Knight Foundation250,000.004--Communities Grant period: 07/01/2009 - 07/31/2010; goal: To support an education and outreach initiative to facilitate the integration of law enforcement into urban policy at the federal and local level.
Knight Foundation250,000.004--Communities Grant period: 06/01/2006 - 06/01/2007; goal: To support planning implementation of recommendations for rebuilding in East Biloxi (entire area east of the I-110 Connector).
Knight Foundation3,000,000.002--Communities Grant period: 12/13/2010 - 01/31/2014; goal: To support Living Cities and the Integration Initiative, a multidisciplinary focus on both neighborhood and system transformation in five cities, including St. Paul and Detroit.
Knight Foundation1,000,000.003--Communities Grant period: 12/08/2008 - 07/31/2013; goal: To support the start-up of the Admiral Community Impact Center. The center will advise professional athletes who want to give back to their communities, providing them with marketing support and helping them find the nonprofits that match their goals.