Next City 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 Next City 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 6 100,000 275,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 100,000 100,000 250,000 400,000 400,000 750,000 750,000
Technology, Journalism 1 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000
3 400,000 408,333 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000
FIXME 2 100,000 175,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Next City

Donor Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Surdna Foundation (filter this donee) 1,225,000.00 750,000.00 75,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 100,000.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 1,650,000.00 750,000.00 75,000.00 250,000.00 400,000.00 100,000.00

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
Surdna Foundation750,000.0012017-- To support Next City’s journalism fellowship for writers of color and general operations for Next City’s editorial team. The grant will allow Next City to continue to offer its Equitable Cities Fellowship and publish reporting on community-engaged design and infrastructure. Duration: 36 months.
Surdna Foundation75,000.0052016-- To support the publication of eighteen pieces of in-depth, original reporting on community-engaged design. Duration: 9 months.
MacArthur Foundation250,000.0032015FIXME production and dissemination of journalistic coverage of activities leading up to the Habitat III international urban development conference in October 2016, and to support the production of the Americas Pavilion. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.
Surdna Foundation400,000.0022014-- To continue support for daily online editorial and reporting coverage of next generation infrastructure topics with weekly coverage of urban water management issues. Duration: 24 months.
MacArthur Foundation100,000.0042013FIXME To support a weekly online publication covering the intersection of science and urban issues (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia.
Knight Foundation75,000.005--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 07/01/2013 - 01/31/2014; goal: For an online daily column and three in-depth stories in Next City that illuminate the issues associated with the Shared City and its possible future implications for cities and citizens.