Media Access Project 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 Media Access Project 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 18 50,000 94,444 0 0 20,000 40,000 40,000 50,000 50,000 100,000 150,000 300,000 400,000
Presidential grant 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Interprogram 1 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000
FIXME 15 50,000 112,000 20,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 50,000 50,000 75,000 100,000 150,000 300,000 400,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Media Access Project

Donor Total 2010 2009 2008 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 980,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 75,000.00 20,000.00 350,000.00 50,000.00 100,000.00 40,000.00 40,000.00 40,000.00 40,000.00 0.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 700,000.00 550,000.00 100,000.00 50,000.00 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) 20,000.00 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 20,000.00
Total 1,700,000.00 550,000.00 100,000.00 50,000.00 225,000.00 75,000.00 20,000.00 350,000.00 50,000.00 100,000.00 40,000.00 40,000.00 40,000.00 40,000.00 20,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (18 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 18)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Ford Foundation400,000.0012010-12-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to advocate for an open, diverse communications system that protects freedom of expression; promotes equitable, universal access to media outlets; & encourages vibrant public discourse. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation150,000.0042010-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to promote the public's First Amendment right to access a diverse marketplace of ideas in the mass media system. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation100,000.0052009-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to promote the public's First Amendment right to access a diverse marketplace of ideas in the media. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation50,000.0082008-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to ensure that the electronic media and emerging technologies promote the First Amendment goals of open civil discourse and a diverse marketplace of ideas. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation225,000.0032003FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of communications policy activities (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation75,000.0072002FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support policy, legal, and public education activities concerning the low-power FM radio program. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation20,000.00152001FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a meeting of groups working to implement the low-power FM radio program. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation50,000.0082000FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support public outreach for a program to license low-power FM radio stations. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation300,000.0022000FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation50,000.0081999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a project on microradio. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation100,000.0051998FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation40,000.00111996FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To promote public interest in telecommunications policy. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation40,000.00111995FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To promote public interest in telecommunications policy. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Nathan Cummings Foundation----1994Presidential granthttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201100814/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual94/000151.html-- For general support of its public interest media project. (1993 award).
MacArthur Foundation40,000.00111994FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To promote public interest in telecommunications policy. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation40,000.00111993FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To promote public interest in telecommunications policy. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Nathan Cummings Foundation----1993Presidential granthttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201105713/http://www.nathancummings.net/annual93/000170.html-- For general support of its public interest media project. (1993 award).
Nathan Cummings Foundation20,000.00151992Interprogram/Mission / Good Citizenshiphttps://web.archive.org/web/20081118174121/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual92/000185.html-- To continue Media Access Project's defense of the fairness doctrine to assure access to media for disenfranchised groups.