Opera Philadelphia donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Opera Philadelphia 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 10 150,000 569,600 30,000 30,000 36,000 100,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 330,000 1,100,000 1,400,000 2,250,000
Arts 6 100,000 452,667 30,000 30,000 36,000 36,000 100,000 100,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 2,250,000 2,250,000
Communities, Arts 1 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 3 1,100,000 943,333 330,000 330,000 330,000 330,000 1,100,000 1,100,000 1,100,000 1,400,000 1,400,000 1,400,000 1,400,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Opera Philadelphia

Donor Total 2016 2015 2013 2010
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 2,866,000.00 2,250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 2,830,000.00 0.00 1,100,000.00 330,000.00 1,400,000.00
Total 5,696,000.00 2,250,000.00 1,100,000.00 330,000.00 1,400,000.00

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 Foundation2,250,000.0012016-08-31Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6894-- Grant period: 12/08/2015 - 07/13/2018; goal: To support a new, research-based approach to engaging audiences for Opera Philadelphia through Festival O - a 12-day opera event that aims to turn Philadelphia into an urban stage for opera presentation, featuring world-class performers, world premieres and classic repertoire, multiple venues and genre-defying collaborations.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,100,000.0032015-06-04Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/opera-philadelphia/21500651/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation330,000.0042013-06-06Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/opera-philadelphia/21300692/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,400,000.0022010-12-09Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/opera-philadelphia/41000650/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Knight Foundation100,000.008--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5710-- Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To offer a more immersive opera experience by launching a series of 50-minute operas, the first of which, about a Serbian wedding, will be followed by an authentic Balkan wedding feast To offer a more immersive experience, Opera Philadelphia will launch Opera in the City, where each year the company will match an opera geared at nontraditional, diverse audiences with an equally unorthodox site within the city. The series will launch in fall 2013 with a challenge-funded production of Ana Sokolovic's Svadba - Wedding, in collaboration with FringeArts. Svadba is a Serbian, a cappella opera fusing operatic and folk music and telling the story of Milica, a bride-to-be, and her five friends on the night before her wedding. The 50-minute production will offer the audience an immersive operatic experience followed by an authentic Balkan wedding feast for the entire audience featuring a local Balkan orchestra. Opera Philadelphia creates outstanding productions of both classic and new operatic works that resonate within the community, assembles the finest international creative artists, and presents programming that educates, deepens, and diversifies the opera audience in Philadelphia and beyond. Performance offerings include large-scale works at the historic Academy of Music, intimate chamber operas as part of […].
Knight Foundation150,000.005--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6543-- Grant period: 09/01/2014 - 01/31/2016; goal: To support Opera Philadelphia and The Bearded Ladies Cabaret in their production of the third installment of Andy: A Popera - an innovative cabaret opera inspired by the legacy, artistic process and fame of Andy Warhol.
Knight Foundation36,000.009--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5439-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 03/31/2013; goal: To continue to break down barriers of access to the performing arts and touch the lives of Philadelphia residents with a second season of Random Acts of Culture (RAC), a series of unexpected, spontaneous cultural performances in nontraditional settings.
Knight Foundation150,000.005--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5397-- Grant period: 12/01/2011 - 11/30/2012; goal: To launch Philadelphia's cultural season with a live, high-definition simulcast of the Opera Company of Philadelphia's Opening Night performance of Puccini's La Bohème on Philadelphia's historic Independence Mall.
Knight Foundation150,000.005--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5105-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To launch Philadelphia's cultural season with a live, high-definition simulcast of the Opera Company of Philadelphia's Opening Night performance of Bizet's Carmen on Philadelphia's historic Independence Mall.
Knight Foundation30,000.0010--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5056-- Grant period: 01/01/2011 - 12/31/2011; goal: To break down barriers of access to the performing arts and touch the lives of Philadelphia residents with Random Acts of Culture (RAC), a series of unexpected, spontaneous cultural performances in non-traditional settings.