Knight Foundation donations made (filtered to cause areas matching Journalism, Communities)

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_S._and_James_L._Knight_Foundation
Facebook username knightfdn
Websitehttps://knightfoundation.org/
Donations URLhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants
Twitter usernameknightfdn
Page on philosophy informing donationshttps://knightfoundation.org/about
Grant application process pagehttps://knightfoundation.org/apply/
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/knight-foundation

This entity is also a donee.

Donor donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 6 150,000 304,167 125,000 125,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 700,000 700,000
Journalism, Communities 6 150,000 304,167 125,000 125,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 700,000 700,000

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2016
Journalism, Communities (filter this donor) 6 6 1,825,000.00 1,825,000.00
Total 6 6 1,825,000.00 1,825,000.00

Skipping spending graph as there is fewer than one year’s worth of donations.

Donation amounts by subcause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given subcause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Subcause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2016
Journalism, Communities 6 6 1,825,000.00 1,825,000.00
Classified total 6 6 1,825,000.00 1,825,000.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00
Total 6 6 1,825,000.00 1,825,000.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2016
The Center for Michigan (filter this donor) 700,000.00 700,000.00
Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan (filter this donor) 350,000.00 350,000.00
Wayne State University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 350,000.00 350,000.00
Detroit Educational Television Foundation (filter this donor) 150,000.00 150,000.00
Regents of the University of Michigan (filter this donor) 150,000.00 150,000.00
New Michigan Media (filter this donor) 125,000.00 125,000.00
Total -- -- 1,825,000.00 1,825,000.00

Skipping spending graph as there is fewer than one year’s worth of donations.

Donation amounts by influencer and year

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Donation amounts by disclosures and year

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Donation amounts by country and year

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (6 donations)

Graph of top 10 donees by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DoneeAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 6)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan (Earmark: Detroit Journalism Cooperative: Detroit Local Journalism Engagement Fund)350,000.0022016-12-12Journalism, Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7911-- Grant period: 01/02/2017 - 12/31/2018; goal: To support projects advancing engagement and innovation in local media, with particular emphasis on ethnic media and smaller partners.
Regents of the University of Michigan (Earmark: Detroit Journalism Cooperative: Michigan Radio)150,000.0042016-12-12Journalism, Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7915-- Grant period: 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2018; goal: To expand the relevance, reach and impact of Michigan Radio's journalism and work of the Detroit Journalism Cooperative through a new initiative designed to deepen community engagement and build a network of community residents participating in meeting community information needs.
The Center for Michigan (Earmark: Detroit Journalism Cooperative: Bridge Magazine)700,000.0012016-12-12Journalism, Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7914-- Grant period: 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2018; goal: To expand the relevance, reach and impact of local accountability reporting and the work of the Detroit Journalism Cooperative by more directly engaging with community residents on how best to meet their information needs.
Detroit Educational Television Foundation (Earmark: Detroit Journalism Cooperative: Detroit Public Television)150,000.0042016-12-12Journalism, Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7912-- Grant period: 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2018; goal: To expand the relevance, reach and impact of Detroit Public Television's journalism and work of the Detroit Journalism Cooperative through an initiative designed to deepen community engagement and build a network of residents to help them participate in meeting community information needs.
New Michigan Media (Earmark: Detroit Journalism Cooperative: Ethnic Community Engagement)125,000.0062016-12-12Journalism, Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7913-- Grant period: 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2018; goal: To expand the relevance, reach and impact of local journalism by supporting efforts by neighborhood and community news organizations to more directly engage with residents as part of the Detroit Journalism Cooperative.
Wayne State University (Earmark: Detroit Journalism Cooperative: WDET)350,000.0022016-12-12Journalism, Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7916-- Grant period: 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2018; goal: To expand the relevance, reach and impact of WDET's journalism and work of the Detroit Journalism Cooperative through a new initiative designed to deepen community engagement and build a network of community residents participating in meeting community information needs.

Similarity to other donors

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