MinnPost donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee MinnPost 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 4 250,000 333,750 105,000 105,000 105,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 380,000 380,000 600,000 600,000 600,000
Technology, Journalism 4 250,000 333,750 105,000 105,000 105,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 380,000 380,000 600,000 600,000 600,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee MinnPost

Donor Total
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 1,335,000.00
Total 1,335,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (4 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 4)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Knight Foundation105,000.004--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4504-- Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 06/30/2010; goal: To expand the local reporting capacity of MinnPost.com and provide a viable alternate local news site.
Knight Foundation600,000.001--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6291-- Grant period: 03/01/2014 - 03/31/2016; goal: To support a joint project between MinnPost and Voice of San Diego to develop and share new ways to engage and monetize membership, as part of the Knight Local Media Initiative.
Knight Foundation380,000.002--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4294-- Grant period: 10/01/2007 - 10/01/2008; goal: To provide additional funding to MinnPost through an anonymous donor.
Knight Foundation250,000.003--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4203-- Grant period: 10/01/2007 - 09/30/2008; goal: To help launch a new kind of "digital daily,'' a quality nonprofit online news organization serving the state of Minnesota MinnPost is a new not-for-profit enterprise, whose mission is to publish a new, high-quality daily news report online and to develop a sustainable business model for quality journalism. In many cities, daily newspapers are cutting back staff as advertising dollars move to other media. Critics argue that these dailies are getting less serious, less ambitious, less courageous and far less comprehensive. The digital revolution is causing “creative destruction’’ of the economics of metropolitan daily newspapers and network television. This grant will help launch a new kind of “digital daily,’’ a quality nonprofit online news organization serving the state of Minnesota and enable them to help launch and support activities for 15 months. MinnPost has a combination of ad revenue, foundation support and membership donations. It is an experiment in a new nonprofit business model for quality journalism.