Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 32 192,813 1,394,173 -202,029 10,000 32,000 51,926 149,201 192,813 250,000 416,430 1,000,000 2,804,068 25,000,000
Global health 4 -124,421 644,380 -202,029 -202,029 -202,029 -124,421 -124,421 -124,421 99,902 99,902 2,804,068 2,804,068 2,804,068
8 51,926 223,982 5,000 5,000 10,000 32,000 51,926 51,926 150,798 250,000 300,000 992,132 992,132
Arts 1 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000
Research, Development & Evaluation Grant 1 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500
Technology 3 35,000 102,530 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 237,589 237,589 237,589 237,589
Journalism 7 1,000,000 4,927,457 115,000 115,000 149,201 220,000 220,000 1,000,000 3,008,000 3,008,000 5,000,000 25,000,000 25,000,000
New Initiatives 3 192,813 264,906 185,474 185,474 185,474 185,474 192,813 192,813 192,813 416,430 416,430 416,430 416,430
Criminal justice reform 2 201,631 558,317 201,631 201,631 201,631 201,631 201,631 201,631 915,003 915,003 915,003 915,003 915,003
Multisector aid 1 252,512 252,512 252,512 252,512 252,512 252,512 252,512 252,512 252,512 252,512 252,512 252,512 252,512
Technology, Journalism 2 1,250,000 1,629,000 1,250,000 1,250,000 1,250,000 1,250,000 1,250,000 1,250,000 2,008,000 2,008,000 2,008,000 2,008,000 2,008,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2012 2011 2010 2008 2004 2003 2001 1995 1993 1989
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 38,057,790.00 0.00 2,008,000.00 25,237,589.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 2,830,032.00 0.00 0.00 252,512.00 0.00 99,902.00 -124,421.00 0.00 -202,029.00 2,804,068.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Laura and John Arnold Foundation (filter this donee) 1,911,351.00 201,631.00 915,003.00 192,813.00 601,904.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 1,744,856.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 550,000.00 0.00 150,798.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 51,926.00 0.00 0.00 992,132.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 69,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 32,000.00 5,000.00 10,000.00 0.00 10,000.00 12,500.00 0.00
Total 44,613,529.00 201,631.00 2,923,003.00 25,682,914.00 601,904.00 649,902.00 -124,421.00 150,798.00 -202,029.00 2,836,068.00 5,000.00 10,000.00 51,926.00 10,000.00 12,500.00 992,132.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (32 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 32)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Laura and John Arnold Foundation201,631.00172018Criminal justice reformhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2018 - 2019. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York.
Knight Foundation2,008,000.00282017-11-15Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8067-- Grant period: 02/01/2018 - 01/31/2023; part of the challenge: Knight News Challenge; goal: To prepare journalists for the transformational wave of technologies creating vast changes in the profession and in civic life. Earmark: Knight Projects in News Innovation.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation915,003.00242017Criminal justice reformhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2017 - 2020. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation252,512.00212016-09-23Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support learning component of the Saudi philanthropy fellowship program. Gulf Philanthropy Fellowship Program. Investment start date: 9/23/2016 to end date: 10/31/2018. Grantee name: Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO). Affected countries: United arab emirates (the)|Saudi arabia.
Knight Foundation237,589.00192016-09-20Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7142-- Grant period: 12/08/2015 - 04/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight News Challenge; goal: Informing and advancing journalism, human rights and other public interest work by compiling and structuring public data on police, military and other security forces. Earmark: Security Force Monitor.
Knight Foundation25,000,000.00322016-09-08Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6813-- Grant period: 07/01/2015 - 07/01/2020; goal: To preserve broad First Amendment rights in the digital age through the establishment of an institute at Columbia University that would champion free expression through litigation, education and scholarship. Earmark: Knight First Amendment Institute.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation192,813.00162016New Initiativeshttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2016 - 2018. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation185,474.00152015New Initiativeshttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2015 - 2017. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation416,430.00232015New Initiativeshttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2015 - 2017. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation300,000.00222014-12-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2015/01/growth-in-fathers-earnings-transfers-and-child-well-being-through-the-4th-grade-p3030382-- Purpose: Increase policy and programmatic understanding of how fathers’ material or financial contributions affect child well-being and family economic security in poor, near-poor and working-class families; Grant period: 2014-12-01 to 2018-05-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation250,000.00202014-12-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2016/06/growth-in-fathers-earnings-transfers-and-child-well-being-through-the-4th-grade-p3030382-1-- Purpose: Increase policy and programmatic understanding of how fathers’ material or financial contributions affect child well-being and family economic security in poor, near-poor and working-class families; Grant period: 2014-12-01 to 2018-05-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation99,902.00112014-08-03Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a meeting that will establish a forum to discuss timely issues of relevance to the HIV global response, by paying special attention to ensuring representation from the Global South, and to support the costs of researchers, implementers, and pol; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-124,421.0022012-01-25Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop, test, and disseminate mobile phone based applications for frontline health workers to improve coverage of key MNC interventions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ghana.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation150,798.00142011-11-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2012/02/the-cote-sud-initiative-including-the-millennium-village-in-port-a-piment-haiti-3020035-- Purpose: Determine the impact on regional development interventions on the social and economic development of the watershed area in Port-à-Piment, Haiti, and identification of potential application to the Haiti micro-regions; Grant period: 2011-11-01 to 2012-10-31. Affected countries: Haiti|United States; affected states: Centre|Sud|New York.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-202,029.0012010-11-19Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop, test, and disseminate mobile phone based applications for frontline health workers to improve coverage of key MNC interventions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ghana.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation2,804,068.00292008-11-19Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop, test, and disseminate mobile phone based applications for frontline health workers to improve coverage of key MNC interventions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ghana.
Nathan Cummings Foundation32,000.0072008--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/2008_audited_financials.pdf--
Nathan Cummings Foundation5,000.0032004--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/afs.pdf--
Nathan Cummings Foundation10,000.0042003--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/2003_audited_financials.pdf--
W. K. Kellogg Foundation51,926.00102001-07-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2001/07/studentcomm-exchange-0086985-- Purpose: Improve health services for Dominican migrants by training public health students through a student exchange program; Grant period: 2001-07-01 to 2002-12-31. Affected countries: Dominican Republic|United States; affected states: New York.
Nathan Cummings Foundation10,000.0041995Arts/Arts Educationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20070824030901/http://nathancummings.org/annual95/000126.html-- EXHIBITION of the work of children at the Harlem Horizon Art Studio,.
Nathan Cummings Foundation12,500.0061993Research, Development & Evaluation Granthttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201105713/http://www.nathancummings.net/annual93/000171.html-- For "Covering/Uncovering the Culture Wars," a conference of journalists covering the ideological conflicts relating to art, culture, and religion; and for publication of the proceedings in the Columbia Journalism Review.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation992,132.00251989-05-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1990/07/uhcb0004h-0000539-- Purpose: Improve inner-city residents' access to primary health care by enabling an academic medical center to provide an outreach program utilizing students in the health professions; Grant period: 1989-05-01 to 1992-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York.
Knight Foundation3,008,000.0030--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6618-- Grant period: 01/01/2015 - 01/30/2018; goal: To promote excellence in journalism through support for leading-edge research at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism that tests and adapts new technologies for the industry, and infuses the practice and teaching of journalism with innovation. Earmark: Tow Center.
Knight Foundation1,250,000.0027--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3995-- Grant period: 07/01/2006 - 07/01/2011; goal: To establish the Knight Case Studies Initiative at Columbia University and plan a journalism leadership center The digital revolution is changing newsroom decision-making. The Knight Case Studies Initiative is a new journalism education model that is designed to create future journalism leaders. The case-studies program is based on the successful Harvard Case Studies run by its business school. This grant will use dynamic, multimedia techniques, integrating real-life case studies into the journalism school’s curriculum. The web-based case studies will show the real-time ethical, management and leadership issues a publisher, executive editor or a senior correspondent considers in making decisions at the highest levels of the profession. A new, permanent graduate course, “Decision Making in Journalism,” will be created from a dozen cases. This project aims to change the way journalism decision-making is taught in this country by giving teachers and the profession powerful new tools to work with. Earmark: Knight Case Studies Initiative.
Knight Foundation149,201.0013--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6385-- Grant period: 05/01/2014 - 05/30/2015; goal: To support a survey and a series of public events around the role of journalists in an age of surveillance and promote First Amendment freedoms. Journalism After Snowden will contribute high-quality conversations and research to the national debate around state surveillance and freedom of expression through a yearlong series of events, research projects and articles that will be published in coordination with the Columbia Journalism Review. Earmark: Journalism After Snowden.
Knight Foundation35,000.008--Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6573-- Grant period: 10/15/2014 - 06/15/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: The project will develop a toolkit that allows communities to study the land use possibilities of vacant parcels in their neighborhoods. Using publicly available data, we will build a series of GIS-based tools for measuring fitness criteria of available land resources, which will be shared with community land access projects and published as an open source code library. Earmark: PARK (Parcel Analysis Resource Kit).
Knight Foundation5,000,000.0031--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6812-- Grant period: 07/01/2015 - 07/01/2020; goal: To preserve broad First Amendment rights in the digital age through the establishment of an institute at Columbia University that would champion free expression through litigation, education and scholarship. Earmark: Knight First Amendment Institute.
Knight Foundation115,000.0012--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5250-- Grant period: 10/01/2011 - 06/30/2013; goal: To support New York World, the independent News21 program at Columbia, part of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative for the Future of Journalism Education. Earmark: News21: 'New York World'.
Knight Foundation35,000.008--Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6696-- Grant period: 02/09/2015 - 08/31/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: Creating a toolbox to simplify satellite data collection and interpretation, allowing journalists, urbanists, humanitarian agencies and others to glean valuable information from satellite imagery during urban conflicts or natural disasters. Earmark: CAT (Conflict Analysis Toolbox).
Knight Foundation1,000,000.0026--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5461-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 03/31/2014; goal: To fund widely disseminated research into transparency and impact in journalism which provides best-practice data with tools and recommendations for implementation The project would be led by Emily Bell, head of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Bell, who led The Guardian’s online operations for a decade, brings a working journalist’s approach to an academic setting. It is our hope that the project would deeply analyze the most important projects, and produce quality reports, recommendations and tools that are useful to the field. Earmark: Tow Center for Digital Journalism.
Knight Foundation220,000.0018--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4883-- Grant period: 07/01/2010 - 06/30/2011; goal: To extend the original grant as an evaluation is done on distribution and sustainability of the Knight Case Studies Initiative at Columbia University. Earmark: Knight Case Studies Initiative.