Pacific News Service donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Pacific News Service 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 15 247,000 274,167 25,000 50,000 60,000 75,000 200,000 247,000 250,000 400,000 400,000 500,000 950,000
5 60,000 119,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 50,000 50,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 400,000 400,000
Technology, Journalism 2 75,000 161,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 247,000 247,000 247,000 247,000 247,000
FIXME 6 250,000 406,667 200,000 200,000 240,000 240,000 250,000 250,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 950,000 950,000
Communities 2 255,500 377,750 255,500 255,500 255,500 255,500 255,500 255,500 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Pacific News Service

Donor Total 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2004 2003
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 2,440,000.00 400,000.00 240,000.00 400,000.00 450,000.00 950,000.00 0.00 0.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 1,077,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 425,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 170,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 60,000.00 0.00 60,000.00 50,000.00
Total 4,112,500.00 800,000.00 240,000.00 425,000.00 510,000.00 950,000.00 60,000.00 50,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (15 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 15)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
W. K. Kellogg Foundation400,000.0032011-06-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2011/06/nam-national-ethnic-media-digital-divide-initiative-p3016930-- Purpose: Expand and develop culturally relevant ethnic media's editorial collaboration and collective presence online to be replicated by ethnic media networks nationwide targeting communities of color for African Americans, Latinos/Hispanics, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, Middle Eastern, and Eastern Europeans; Grant period: 2011-06-01 to 2012-05-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California.
Ford Foundation400,000.0032011-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For fellowships to & collaborations with journalists from the ethnic media to increase reporting on issues facing underserved communities & for education & outreach to ethnic media about redistricting. Affected regions: 168###California###60@@@1045###United States###40; @@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation240,000.0092010-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Save Our Services campaign to help local ethnic media in 16 states and metropolitan areas develop and place customized messages encouraging their communities to participate in the 2010 Census. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@9177414###Asian or Asian American@@@9177416###Indigenous@@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177891###Latin American@@@9177892###Native American, American Indian, or Alaska Native; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation400,000.0032009-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To raise the visibility and accessibility of the ethnic news media sector and expand and magnify the voices and visibility of immigrant communities. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177417###Female@@@9177456###No Intention@@@9177414###Asian or Asian American@@@9177449###FOR-Foreign born@@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority@@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177891###Latin American@@@9177892###Native American, American Indian, or Alaska Native; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation25,000.00152009-01-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2009/06/women-immigrants-stewards-of-the-21st-century-p3012148-- Purpose: Expand America's ethnic media sector to inform groups traditionally underserved by general market media and begin dialogue about women immigrants in the United States; Grant period: 2009-01-01 to 2009-09-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California.
Ford Foundation250,000.0072008-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To produce print and electronic coverage of immigration and other issues of importance to low-income areas of Los Angeles that have large ethnic and immigrant populations. Affected regions: 569###Los Angeles###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9177414###Asian or Asian American@@@9177449###FOR-Foreign born@@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177891###Latin American@@@9177892###Native American, American Indian, or Alaska Native; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation200,000.00102008-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To develop its fundraising and leadership capacity and to design and test a strategy to help ethnic media, especially newspapers, establish a robust Web presence. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9177414###Asian or Asian American@@@9177449###FOR-Foreign born@@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177891###Latin American@@@9177892###Native American, American Indian, or Alaska Native; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Nathan Cummings Foundation60,000.00122008--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/2008_audited_financials.pdf--
Ford Foundation950,000.0012007-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For its ethnic media news service and ethnic polling and to expand and magnify the voices and visibility of immigrant communities, especially female immigrants. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177417###Female@@@9177456###No Intention@@@9177449###FOR-Foreign born; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Nathan Cummings Foundation60,000.00122004--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/afs.pdf--
Nathan Cummings Foundation50,000.00142003--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/2003_audited_financials.pdf--
Knight Foundation75,000.0011--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3856-- Grant period: 10/01/2005 - 10/01/2006; goal: To link mainstream and ethnic media for investigative reporting projects.
Knight Foundation255,500.006--Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4819-- Grant period: 07/01/2010 - 07/31/2012; goal: To raise awareness about the connection between people’s health and where they live, The California Endowment in partnership with the Pacific News Service will create a youth-produced news network in five underserved neighborhoods in California. As part of The California Endowment's Building Healthy Communities program, the funds are being used to expand a network of youth-led media outlets to raise awareness of the connection between your health and where you live. Many of the communities served by BHC are "media deserts" or neighborhoods that have been abandoned by traditional news media and do not have reliable and trustworthy information sources. Youth media creators will be trained in each community to develop multi-lingual and multi-media content to report about community health. They will develop a project plan that describes the audiences that they want to reach and their strategy for reporting on community health. Youth in each community will customize their own plans that can encompass print, television, online, mobile phones, or any combination of outreach methods that will best fit their local audiences.
Knight Foundation247,000.008--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4415-- Grant period: 05/01/2009 - 04/30/2011; goal: For the Ethnic Media Digital Divide Initiative, a one-year pilot project to expand the digital reach and capacity of low-tech ethnic print publications New American Media, founded by the nonprofit Pacific News Service in 1996, is a national multi-channel news and communications organization connecting ethnic media with one another, with youth media and with the larger civic media. NAM is dedicated to bringing the voices of those traditionally marginalized by both “old” and “new” media—including ethnic minorities and immigrants—into the national discourse. Ethnic media are gaining recognition as the fastest growing sector of American journalism. Close to 51 million ethnic adults, or one out of four American adults, depend on the ethnic media sector for news, information and entertainment, according to a 2007 New American Media multilingual poll. However, fewer than 30 percent of ethnic news outlets have a robust presence online. At a time when the traditional business and distribution models are no longer viable on their own, the biggest challenge for ethnic media is bridging the digital divide so they can continue to meet the information needs of their communities. The opportunity here is to help these outlets secure their own long-term survival by creating a model to […].
Knight Foundation500,000.002--Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3996-- Grant period: 07/01/2006 - 07/01/2008; goal: To build ethnic media networks in key Knight Foundation markets, conduct multilingual polls and strengthen ties between immigrant organizations and ethnic media at national and local levels.