New World Symphony donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee New World Symphony 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 6 200,000 970,833 75,000 75,000 100,000 100,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 250,000 250,000 5,000,000 5,000,000
Arts 2 75,000 162,500 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Communities, Arts 3 200,000 1,766,667 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000
Communities 1 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee New World Symphony

Donor Total
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 5,825,000.00
Total 5,825,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (6 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 6)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Knight Foundation250,000.002--Arts Grant period: 08/01/2012 - 07/31/2013; goal: To support the production of Choice & Chance, A John Cage Centennial Festival.
Knight Foundation75,000.006--Arts Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 10/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To attract new and younger audiences by commissioning contemporary artists to produce videos to accompany the music during select performances The $5 million Knight New Media Endowment for the New World Symphony will advance its use of digital technology, including further implementation of Internet2, which permits performers and audiences to share real-time experiences with other artists around the world. Once completed, the new Gehry-designed home for New World Symphony will be the world’s most technologically advanced classical music performance space. “Knight Foundation is founded upon principles of communication. Its origins are in print media, and now it recognizes the challenges and opportunities of new media,” said Howard Herring, New World Symphony president. “We are grateful for Knight Foundation support of our cutting-edge work with new media. We look forward to exploiting the capabilities of our new campus as we inform and transform musicians and audiences here in Miami and around the world.”.
Knight Foundation5,000,000.001--Communities, Arts Grant period: 12/10/2007 - 03/31/2012; goal: To enable a unique orchestral academy to solidify its role as cultural icon by creation of a Knight New Media Endowment that will help the organization capitalize on technology and explore new performance formats.
Knight Foundation200,000.003--Communities, Arts Grant period: 08/01/2005 - 08/01/2008; goal: For the Internet2 Distance Learning Program, a cutting-edge arts education initiative that promotes cross-community interaction among current and future symphony orchestra leaders.
Knight Foundation100,000.005--Communities, Arts Grant period: 12/01/2007 - 12/31/2009; goal: To enhance Miami's cultural landscape by partially underwriting the direct costs associated with the engagement of more than 30 guest artists and conductors during the symphony's 20th Anniversary Season.
Knight Foundation200,000.003--Communities Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 05/30/2014; goal: To celebrate New World Symphony's 25th anniversary and the 100th anniversary of John Cage's birth through the production of Making the Right Choices: A John Cage Centennial Celebration.