Media Development Loan Fund 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

We do not have any donee information for the donee Media Development Loan Fund 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 5 110,000 333,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 50,000 50,000 110,000 110,000 500,000 500,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
Technology, Journalism 3 50,000 55,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 110,000 110,000 110,000 110,000
FIXME 2 500,000 750,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Media Development Loan Fund

Donor Total 2000 1996
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 1,500,000.00 1,000,000.00 500,000.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 165,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 1,665,000.00 1,000,000.00 500,000.00

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
MacArthur Foundation1,000,000.0012000FIXME Program-related investment to provide new investment capital to expand the impact in emerging democracies. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
MacArthur Foundation500,000.0021996FIXME Program-related investment to support the Media Viability Fund, a public-private partnership to support an independent press, in collaboration with the Eurasia Foundation. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Knight Foundation50,000.004--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 12/31/2011; goal: To support Global Voices' general operations.
Knight Foundation5,000.005--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 07/01/2010 - 06/30/2011; goal: To support Global Voices' general operations.
Knight Foundation110,000.003--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 12/31/2013; goal: To promote freedom of expression by joining in a global project providing legal representation to selected bloggers and digital journalists Media Development Loan Fund is a mission-driven investment fund for independent news outlets in countries with a history of media oppression. We provide low-cost capital and technical know-how to help journalists in challenging environments build sustainable businesses around professional, responsible, quality journalism. Working in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Southeast Europe and the CIS, we help essential independent news providers to expand their audience, improve their news products and become financially self-sustainable. MDLF provides leading journalists with the support they need to create lasting institutions for change.