Knight Foundation donations made to American Public Media / Minnesota Public Radio

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Basic donor information

Country United States
Wikipedia page
Facebook username knightfdn
Donations URL
Twitter usernameknightfdn
Page on philosophy informing donations
Grant application process page
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script

This entity is also a donee.

Full donor page for donor Knight Foundation

Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee American Public Media / Minnesota Public Radio in our system.

Full donee page for donee American Public Media / Minnesota Public Radio

Donor–donee relationship

Item Value

Donor–donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 4 50,000 1,013,788 42,325 42,325 42,325 50,000 50,000 50,000 1,012,500 1,012,500 2,950,327 2,950,327 2,950,327
Technology, Journalism 2 42,325 1,496,326 42,325 42,325 42,325 42,325 42,325 42,325 2,950,327 2,950,327 2,950,327 2,950,327 2,950,327
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
Communities 1 1,012,500 1,012,500 1,012,500 1,012,500 1,012,500 1,012,500 1,012,500 1,012,500 1,012,500 1,012,500 1,012,500 1,012,500 1,012,500

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 Total 2017
Technology, Journalism (filter this donor) 2 2,992,652.00 0.00
Communities (filter this donor) 1 1,012,500.00 1,012,500.00
Technology (filter this donor) 1 50,000.00 0.00
Total 4 4,055,152.00 1,012,500.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (4 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 4)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,012,500.0022017-12-12Communities Grant period: 12/13/2017 - 12/18/2020; goal: To build a signature co-working space and accelerator in downtown Saint Paul, with a focus on minority entrepreneurs.
42,325.004--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 04/01/2014 - 04/30/2015; goal: To train American Public Media producers in innovative social strategies to better engage audiences.
50,000.003--Technology Grant period: 06/20/2013 - 04/16/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: The American Public Media (APM) Audio Search prototype will determine whether it is possible to provide full-text search of audio files, using open source software to automate the creation of text transcriptions of APM digital audio. Providing a full-text search of audio files using open source software so that public media organizations can have access to a large archive of audio material through search engines.
2,950,327.001--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 12/08/2008 - 02/28/2012; goal: To expand Public Insight Journalism to an open-source platform and extend it beyond public radio and into Knight communities.