Participatory Culture Foundation 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 Participatory Culture Foundation 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 7 196,000 247,857 50,000 50,000 50,000 100,000 100,000 196,000 250,000 250,000 500,000 589,000 589,000
Technology, Journalism 5 250,000 317,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 196,000 196,000 250,000 250,000 500,000 500,000 589,000 589,000
Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities 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
FIXME 1 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Participatory Culture Foundation

Donor Total 2010 2007
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 1,585,000.00 0.00 0.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 50,000.00 0.00 50,000.00
Total 1,735,000.00 100,000.00 50,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (7 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 7)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
MacArthur Foundation100,000.0052010FIXME To develop an open and collaborative translation system for online video and to support targeted testing and adoption of the system by public media. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Boston.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation50,000.0062007-10-03Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities Program name: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.
Knight Foundation589,000.001--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 10/01/2008 - 10/31/2010; goal: To create 17 open-source community video news sites that tap into public access television's structure and audience using a template that could be repeated in other communities to create local video news sites.
Knight Foundation500,000.002--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 12/01/2012 - 01/31/2014; goal: To put Amara, the collaborative tool for online video subtitling, onto a sustainable growth path through a program related investment.
Knight Foundation250,000.003--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 01/01/2012 - 12/31/2012; goal: To expand and improve the Universal Subtitles tool for titling and translating video across the Internet.
Knight Foundation196,000.004--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 03/21/2011 - 03/31/2012; goal: To support Miro, a free Internet-based video player that enables consumers and community groups to view and distribute online video.
Knight Foundation50,000.006--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 07/01/2006 - 07/01/2007; goal: To teach citizens how to shoot news video, upload it to a blog and share it with others The Participatory Culture Foundation will create tutorials teaching how to shoot, edit and upload video to a web site. The tutorials will discuss what equipment and software to use, how to format the video for the web, how to load that video onto your own or other web sites, and how to syndicate it to others. The training modules are designed to increase the number and quality of citizen news videos online and to help more communities have video coverage of important events that would not be broadcast on local television news stations. This project is part of the Knight Citizen News Network.