University of Nebraska Foundation 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 11 50,000 236,818 0 10,000 12,500 12,500 20,000 50,000 50,000 100,000 150,000 200,000 2,000,000
Technology, Journalism 2 0 100,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000
2 10,000 11,250 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500
FIXME 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, Communities, Journalism 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
Agriculture 2 50,000 100,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000
Technology 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
Water 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
Nutrition 1 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee University of Nebraska Foundation

Donor Total 2016 2014 2011 2010 1999 1997
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 2,300,000.00 2,000,000.00 100,000.00 150,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 270,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 22,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 12,500.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 12,500.00 12,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 2,605,000.00 2,012,500.00 100,000.00 150,000.00 50,000.00 10,000.00 12,500.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (11 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 11)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation2,000,000.0012016-09-08Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the creation of the Nebraska Food for Health Center at the University of Nebraska; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
MacArthur Foundation12,500.0082016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- X-grant in support of teaching and training in best practices in mobile and social media. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Nebraska; affected cities: Lincoln.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.0042014-07-09Water/Water sector policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the annual Water for Food Conferences which bring together experts from around the world to discuss the advances that can provide potential solutions for water resource management for rapidly growing at-risk populations; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation150,000.0032011-08-19Agriculture/agricultural water resourceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the annual Water for Food Conferences which bring together experts from around the world to discuss the advances that can provide potential solutions for water resource management for rapidly growing at-risk populations; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation50,000.0052010-04-14Agriculture/agricultural water resourceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assemble a diverse group of representatives from government, research institutions, and the private sector to focus on issues of water for agricultural production; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation10,000.00101999-11-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1999/12/varner-family-fund-0075460-- Purpose: Provide funds in memory of a former WKKF trustee; Grant period: 1999-11-01 to 2000-01-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Nebraska.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation12,500.0081997-07-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/1997/07/initiate-fund-for-producing-films-re-ag-0053650-- Purpose: Promote better understanding of Nebraska agriculture by all citizens by producing a video for urban adults and one for school-age viewers; Grant period: 1997-07-01 to 1998-06-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Nebraska.
Knight Foundation0.0011--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5559-- Grant period: 07/01/2012 - 06/30/2014; goal: To create the Knight-Batten Awards for Innovation in Mobile Journalism. Earmark: Knight-Batten Awards for Innovation in Mobile Journalism.
Knight Foundation50,000.005--Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5445-- Grant period: 06/18/2012 - 06/18/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: To fund research and experimentation into the use of drone vehicles as news and information-gathering tools, to study the ethics of these techniques and to publish case studies and best-practices guides Professor Matt Waite will lead a project to research and experiment with drone vehicles as potential tools for news and public data collection. The university will conduct live experiments as well as research into the ethics, legal issues and best practices of drone journalism. Read more at Knightblog.org. Earmark: Drone Journalism.
Knight Foundation200,000.002--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5469-- Grant period: 05/01/2012 - 09/03/2013; goal: To fund digital news and information projects and experiments in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln by creating the Mobile Media Fund. Earmark: Journalism Dean's Mobile Media Fund.
Knight Foundation20,000.007--Technology, Communities, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5385-- Grant period: 12/01/2011 - 05/31/2012; goal: To follow the FCC's "Information Needs of Communities" report with a white paper exploring the role of universities in advancing local accountability journalism. Earmark: Information Needs of Communities.