Radio and Television News Directors 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 Radio and Television News Directors 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 7 200,000 307,857 55,000 55,000 100,000 150,000 150,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 250,000 1,200,000 1,200,000
Journalism 1 55,000 55,000 55,000 55,000 55,000 55,000 55,000 55,000 55,000 55,000 55,000 55,000 55,000
Technology, Journalism 4 150,000 425,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 250,000 250,000 1,200,000 1,200,000 1,200,000
Environmentalism 1 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000
Population 1 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Radio and Television News Directors Foundation

Donor Total 2017 2004 2001
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 1,755,000.00 55,000.00 0.00 0.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 400,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 200,000.00
Total 2,155,000.00 55,000.00 200,000.00 200,000.00

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
Knight Foundation55,000.0072017-11-07Journalism Grant period: 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2019; goal: To promote journalistic excellence by supporting training and the spread of best practices for innovation in the television news industry.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.0032004-02-25Population For The Planning And Research Phase Of The Global Perspectives In Local News Coverage Project.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.0032001-10-15Environmentalism For The Environmental Journalism Center.
Knight Foundation1,200,000.001--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 03/12/2007 - 05/31/2011; goal: To increase student broadcast media and improve First Amendment awareness among high school students.
Knight Foundation100,000.006--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 03/01/2008 - 01/31/2009; goal: To expand the Sunshine Week PSA campaign in 2008 to help raise public awareness and support for open government issues.
Knight Foundation250,000.002--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 09/01/2006 - 09/30/2007; goal: To improve electronic journalism in America's high schools Since 2001, Knight Foundation has invested more than $3.2 million through the Radio and Television Directors Foundation to improve electronic journalism in America’s high schools. RTNDF has created 116 new broadcast journalism programs and strengthened at least 300 others. This grant refocuses RTNDF’s Knight-funded efforts on use of the Internet to reach more schools and students. The project will create online teacher lessons for both new and veteran high school media advisers; develop an online teacher certification credit course in broadcast journalism; promote student-to-student learning by allowing students to create “directors cuts” videos that will explain what went into producing the award winning videos posted on the RTNDF site; and continue to offer RTNDF partnerships that match schools to local radio and television stations for mentoring, but add a “virtual mentoring” capability.
Knight Foundation150,000.005--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 05/01/2005 - 05/01/2007; goal: To train mid-level broadcast news managers.