The University of Akron 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.

Table of contents

Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee The University of Akron 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 3 3,000,000 4,340,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 10,000,000 10,000,000 10,000,000 10,000,000
Arts 1 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000
Communities 2 3,000,000 6,500,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 10,000,000 10,000,000 10,000,000 10,000,000 10,000,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee The University of Akron

Donor Total 2016
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 13,020,000.00 3,020,000.00
Total 13,020,000.00 3,020,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (3 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 3)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Knight Foundation20,000.0032016-10-26Arts Grant period: 10/26/2016 - 12/15/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To explore the connections between art and science by bringing nationally recognized artists to Akron to explore the power of biodesign, which takes inspiration from nature.
Knight Foundation3,000,000.0022016-10-05Communities Grant period: 09/19/2016 - 12/31/2017; goal: To create the W. Gerald Austen Endowment in Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at The University of Akron to help attract world-class research faculty and top students.
Knight Foundation10,000,000.001--Communities Grant period: 09/01/2006 - 10/31/2012; goal: To support the core organization that proposes to develop University Park, revitalizing a community anchored by two key institutions and using innovative approaches to health and lifelong learning as part of the area's development theme.