Mercer University donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Mercer University 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 10 100,000 1,056,746 5,000 5,000 7,000 20,000 96,000 100,000 250,000 2,000,000 2,088,462 2,261,000 3,740,000
1 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
Arts 1 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000
Communities 5 250,000 926,200 20,000 20,000 20,000 100,000 100,000 250,000 250,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,261,000 2,261,000
Technology, Communities, Journalism 1 96,000 96,000 96,000 96,000 96,000 96,000 96,000 96,000 96,000 96,000 96,000 96,000 96,000
Journalism 2 2,088,462 2,914,231 2,088,462 2,088,462 2,088,462 2,088,462 2,088,462 2,088,462 3,740,000 3,740,000 3,740,000 3,740,000 3,740,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Mercer University

Donor Total 2017 2000
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 10,562,462.00 2,095,462.00 0.00
Earhart Foundation (filter this donee) 5,000.00 0.00 5,000.00
Total 10,567,462.00 2,095,462.00 5,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (10 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 10)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Knight Foundation7,000.0092017-11-30Arts Grant period: 11/01/2017 - 01/18/2019; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To engage new audiences in Macon through a pilot marketing and administration partnership between the Grand Opera House and Nutcracker of Middle Georgia.
Knight Foundation2,088,462.0032017-06-22Journalism Grant period: 06/10/2017 - 06/30/2021; goal: To expand and replicate successes from the Center for Collaborative Journalism in Macon, which has demonstrably informed and engaged the community.
Earhart Foundation5,000.00102000--
Knight Foundation250,000.005--Communities Grant period: 06/01/2008 - 03/31/2009; goal: To underwrite the development of a five year business plan for the potential College Hill Alliance, marketing support for Beall's Hill neighborhood and start-up funding for College Hill Corridor programs.
Knight Foundation20,000.008--Communities Grant period: 04/01/2008 - 03/31/2009; goal: For general operating support.
Knight Foundation100,000.006--Communities Grant period: 12/01/2006 - 10/31/2009; goal: To expand the Mercer Home Ownership Program in Beall's Hill.
Knight Foundation2,000,000.004--Communities Grant period: 07/01/2009 - 07/31/2012; goal: To revitalize Macon's historic neighborhoods and business districts through the establishment of the College Hill Alliance (CHA).
Knight Foundation3,740,000.001--Journalism Grant period: 12/12/2011 - 02/28/2017; goal: To create the Center for Collaborative Journalism, a unique community news and journalism training partnership between Mercer University, The Telegraph and Georgia Public Broadcasting aimed at improving news flows and engaging citizens.
Knight Foundation96,000.007--Technology, Communities, Journalism Grant period: 02/01/2011 - 12/31/2011; goal: For a planning grant to determine the feasibility of establishing a Journalism Collaborative between Mercer University, The Telegraph and Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Knight Foundation2,261,000.002--Communities Grant period: 10/01/2012 - 09/30/2015; goal: To establish an "Innovation Corridor" that will attract and retain entrepreneurial businesses and individuals who will help revitalize downtown Knight Foundation announced a $2,261,000 grant to Mercer University to continue the work of the College Hill Alliance. This follows Knight’s 2009 investment of $2 million that has been leveraged with $24 million of additional private and public funding to redevelop this Intown Macon neighborhood. The results of the first three years of the College Hill Alliance’s work are impressive. In partnership with the Knight Neighborhood Challenge, managed by the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, we’ve discovered what we intuitively always knew - that the answers to Macon’s challenges, and the key to our shared future, come from within our own community. College Hill is more than a location - it’s a movement. And in addition to creating a sense of place, the thing that makes College Hill different from most neighborhood revitalization efforts is that it is nurturing new leaders at every level. Developing what I call “everyday leaders”: young, not so young, new people to town, folks who have always been here but not had the opportunity to make a difference. Now they are. College Hill is creating a […].