WNET donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee WNET 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 26 150,000 311,198 45,000 50,000 50,000 100,000 100,000 150,000 250,000 500,000 500,000 750,000 1,000,000
Working Longer 1 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000
Public Understanding 5 750,000 529,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 100,000 100,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
FIXME 11 361,141 323,740 50,000 100,000 150,000 250,000 250,000 361,141 400,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000
5 100,000 130,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 150,000 150,000 250,000 250,000
Education 2 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
International Higher Education and Strategic Projects 1 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage 1 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee WNET

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 1990
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 3,561,141.00 0.00 250,000.00 611,141.00 150,000.00 1,000,000.00 550,000.00 500,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00
Sloan Foundation (filter this donee) 2,690,000.00 750,000.00 750,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 1,000,000.00 45,000.00 0.00 45,000.00 0.00 0.00
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (filter this donee) 1,090,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 90,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00
John M. Olin Foundation (filter this donee) 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00
Total 8,091,141.00 750,000.00 2,000,000.00 611,141.00 250,000.00 2,000,000.00 595,000.00 940,000.00 745,000.00 50,000.00 150,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (26 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 26)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Sloan Foundation750,000.0032018Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8559-- Grant investigator: Stephen Segaller; to support a three-part television series broadcast and accompanying outreach on the engineering and technology of LaGuardia Airport, with a focus on the current new terminal project.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation1,000,000.0012017-12-07Arts and Cultural Heritagehttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wnet/1708-04754/-- Program name: Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Ford Foundation250,000.00112017-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For "Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America," a new multi-platform media initiative to educate the public on inequality and the social cost of poverty in America. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Sloan Foundation750,000.0032017Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8280-- Grant investigator: David Horn; to support a two-hour public television broadcast of a multimedia live stage play about Albert Einstein’s journey to the general theory of relativity.
Ford Foundation250,000.00112016-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For "Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America," a new multi-platform media initiative to educate the public on inequality and the social cost of poverty in America. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation361,141.00102016-02-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To produce "Colombia – Bolivar's Children," a one-hour documentary about African descendants in Colombia, as part of the series “Black in Latin America”. Affected regions: 192###Central America###10@@@231###Colombia###10@@@1045###United States###80; @@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177891###Latin American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation150,000.00142015-12-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For licensing and promotion of “Birth of a Movement,” a documentary about the impact of the 1915 film “Birth of a Nation” on race relations in the United States. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@9177888###Black or African American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Sloan Foundation100,000.00162015Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7360-- Grant investigator: Alexander Heffner; to  produce at least three annual Sloan-related science, technology, and economics themed episodes of The Open Mind for two years and to support enhanced outreach and promotion for the show to a national PBS audience.
Ford Foundation500,000.0052014-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For "Poverty: The Fifty Year War," a new multi-platform media public initiative on poverty in America. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation500,000.0052014-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To produce "Finding Your Roots 2," a ten-part PBS documentary series featuring Henry Louis Gates that explores ancestry, personal identity and American history through the lens of various ethnicities. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Sloan Foundation1,000,000.0012014Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7366-- Grant investigator: Charlie Rose; to produce ten hour-long episodes on "Brain Science and Society" co-hosted by Charlie Rose and Eric Kandel, to be broadcast on PBS and Bloomberg and made available online.
Ford Foundation50,000.00212013-05-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the 2013 American Graduate Day telethon celebrating individuals and groups applying innovative, successful & replicable strategies, including expanded learning time, for keeping kids in school. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177891###Latin American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation500,000.0052013-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To produce "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross," a six-part PBS documentary series, for broadcast in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@9177888###Black or African American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Sloan Foundation45,000.00252013Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7369-- Grant investigator: Alexander Heffner; as support for the broadcast of three public television programs to enhance public understanding of science and technology on Richard Heffner's Open Mind.
Ford Foundation500,000.0052012-11-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To produce MetroFocus, a multi-platform news and information portal that provides the New York metropolitan area with coverage of critical issues that affect the region’s diverse communities. Affected regions: 242###Connecticut###10@@@692###New Jersey###10@@@696###New York###10@@@697###New York City###70; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation90,000.00202012-07-23International Higher Education and Strategic Projectshttps://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/wnet/31200134/-- Program name: International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation100,000.00162012-01-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2012/03/international-summit-on-the-teaching-profession-p3021192-- Purpose: Provide funds to sponsor a charitable event, the International Summit on the Teaching Profession; Grant period: 2012-01-01 to 2012-09-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation250,000.00112012-01-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2012/05/many-rivers-to-cross-the-history-of-the-african-american-people-p3020486-- Purpose: Support the development of a film chronicling the history of African American people and a companion website and educational materials to educate and empower school-aged children of color in disinvested communities; Grant period: 2012-01-01 to 2013-12-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York.
Hewlett Foundation50,000.00212011-11-29Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/wnet-for-the-international-summit-on-the-teaching-profession/-- For The International Summit On The Teaching Profession.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation100,000.00162011-11-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2012/02/money-and-medicine-p3019624-- Purpose: Produce MONEY AND MEDICINE, a national public television 2012 special on the urgent need to contain soaring health care costs in order to ensure access to quality medical care for all Americans; Grant period: 2011-11-01 to 2012-10-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation50,000.00212011-03-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2011/06/international-summit-on-the-teaching-profession-p3018566-- Purpose: Provide funds to sponsor a charitable event, the International Summit on the Teaching Profession; Grant period: 2011-03-01 to 2011-06-30. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York.
Ford Foundation100,000.00162011-02-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the International Summit on The Future of Teaching to bring education ministers from higher performing countries together with their U.S. counterparts in working sessions on strengthening teaching. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation400,000.0092011-02-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To produce, publicize and develop educational and outreach resources for “Exploring Our Roots,” a 10-part special series on race, ethnicity and identity written and presented by Dr. Henry Louis Gates. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Sloan Foundation45,000.00252011Working Longer/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/7084-- Grant investigator: Richard Heffner; to produce and broadcast three 30-minute Open Mind interviews on aging and work.
Hewlett Foundation50,000.00212010-11-30Educationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/wnet-for-the-international-summit-on-the-future-of-the-teaching-profession/-- For The International Summit On The Future Of The Teaching Profession.
John M. Olin Foundation150,000.00141990--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/john-m-olin-foundation/--