The Associated Press 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 The Associated Press 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 5 250,000 279,600 28,000 28,000 28,000 245,000 245,000 250,000 250,000 400,000 400,000 475,000 475,000
Technology 2 28,000 139,000 28,000 28,000 28,000 28,000 28,000 28,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Journalism 3 400,000 373,333 245,000 245,000 245,000 245,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 475,000 475,000 475,000 475,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee The Associated Press

Donor Total 2017
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 1,398,000.00 245,000.00
Total 1,398,000.00 245,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (5 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 5)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Knight Foundation245,000.0042017-04-28Journalism Grant period: 03/15/2017 - 04/30/2018; goal: To promote journalistic excellence by supporting the Associated Press to expand its fact-checking efforts and disseminate the work through its broad membership network and social media.
Knight Foundation28,000.005--Technology Grant period: 03/01/2013 - 08/01/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: To create a prototype system to allow journalists to easily combine datasets based on geographic information. Seeking to make newsrooms more efficient by creating a tool that enables journalists to easily combine data for their stories with geographically related data sets, a task that currently represents a significant technical hurdle for many reporters on deadline.
Knight Foundation475,000.001--Journalism Grant period: 06/23/2011 - 06/22/2014; part of the challenge: Knight News Challenge; goal: To help journalists find stories in large amounts of data through a new tool that finds patterns in and visualizes document sets. Overview is a tool to help journalists find stories in large amounts of data by cleaning, visualizing and interactively exploring large document and data sets. Whether from government transparency initiatives, leaks or freedom of information requests, journalists are drowning in more documents than they can ever hope to read. There are good tools for searching within large document sets for names and key words, but that doesn't help find stories journalists are not looking for. Overview will display relationships among topics, people, places and dates to help journalists to answer the question, “What’s in there?” The goal is an interactive system where computers do the visualization, while a human guides the exploration – plus documentation and training to make this capability available to anyone who needs it. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Consolas}.
Knight Foundation400,000.002--Journalism Grant period: 09/29/2015 - 11/18/2018; goal: To support journalism excellence in the digital age by helping fund an Associated Press Data Services Team to increase the distribution of localized data sets and raise the level of data-driven journalism in newsrooms that have inadequate resources to pursue the work on their own. The Associated Press will add additional data journalists to its team and increase its distribution of data sets that include localized information to more than a thousand news organizations. This expansion will lead to more collaborative projects with newsrooms across the country. The Associated Press will also establish and distribute data journalism best practices as an addendum to the 2017 Associated Press Stylebook, focusing on style, ethics and standards. Additionally, it will create an online portal where customers can download market-specific information.
Knight Foundation250,000.003--Technology Grant period: 07/22/2015 - 11/16/2016; part of the challenge: Knight News Challenge; goal: Providing less expensive,more accurate alternatives to exit polling by working with survey firms to develop new ways to gauge voter preferences in real time. For years, the media, academics and the public have relied almost exclusively on exit polls to explain voter behavior and declare winners on national election nights. But with the growing number of early voters – and well-publicized recent errors in candidate estimates – many have questioned their accuracy. The Associated Press, in partnership with two national polling firms, is looking to develop less expensive methods to more accurately measure voter views. Two recent experiments have used online, probability-based panels to gauge voter sentiments in real time. The AP is looking to publicize the results, refine its methods and ultimately share new tools with other newsrooms.