Online News Association donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Online News Association 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 6 200,000 263,000 25,000 25,000 50,000 50,000 200,000 200,000 225,000 250,000 250,000 828,000 828,000
Politics 1 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000
FIXME 1 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Technology, Journalism 3 225,000 225,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 225,000 225,000 225,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Journalism 1 828,000 828,000 828,000 828,000 828,000 828,000 828,000 828,000 828,000 828,000 828,000 828,000 828,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Online News Association

Donor Total 2018 2015
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 1,503,000.00 0.00 0.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 50,000.00 0.00 50,000.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 25,000.00 25,000.00 0.00
Total 1,578,000.00 25,000.00 50,000.00

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
Hewlett Foundation25,000.0062018-08-17Politics For Sponsorship Of The Online News Association 2018 Conference Luncheon On Disinformation.
MacArthur Foundation50,000.0052015FIXME In support of the 2015 Online News Association Conference. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Knight Foundation250,000.002--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 10/01/2013 - 05/02/2016; goal: For a funders collaborative to encourage the digital transformation of journalism education through 'teaching hospital' experiments.
Knight Foundation200,000.004--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 05/01/2011 - 04/30/2013; goal: To hire a business development manager to set up revenue-generating streams that will allow the Online News Association to reach long-term sustainability.
Knight Foundation828,000.001--Journalism Grant period: 09/15/2015 - 09/30/2017; goal: To accelerate the adoption of the best digital practices in journalism in communities around the country by expanding the Online News Association's Local program and peer-to-peer volunteer network.
Knight Foundation225,000.003--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 07/01/2006 - 07/01/2008; goal: To fund an executive director for the Online News Association and establish the Knight Public Service Award The Online News Association will hire a full-time executive director to make ONA financially independent and self-sustaining. The executive director will conduct funding drives and programs to increase ONA membership and sponsor revenue. A new online journalism award, the Knight Public Service Award, will carry a $5,000 prize. This award will be given in October 2006, and each year thereafter, as part of the annual Online Journalism Awards. The grant also helps ONA expand its award judging by working with other professional journalism associations.