Knight Foundation donations made to Blue Grass Community Foundation

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Basic donor information

Country United States
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Donations URL
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Page on philosophy informing donations
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Basic donee information

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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 9 100,000 663,489 4,400 4,400 25,000 35,000 52,000 100,000 145,000 560,000 2,500,000 2,550,000 2,550,000
Communities 9 100,000 663,489 4,400 4,400 25,000 35,000 52,000 100,000 145,000 560,000 2,500,000 2,550,000 2,550,000

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 Total
Communities (filter this donor) 9 5,971,400.00
Total 9 5,971,400.00

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

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (9 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 9)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
25,000.008--Communities Grant period: 09/01/2013 - 09/01/2014; goal: To help strengthen Lexington's leadership, the foundation and partners at ProgressLex will create a fellowship that will equip local change agents with skills in storytelling and media production To help strengthen Lexington’s leadership, the foundation and partners at ProgressLex will create a fellowship to equip local change agents with skills in engaging local government, storytelling and media production. Through weekend seminars, the diverse group of EngageLex fellows will receive a tech toolkit, learn media basics and create short films about the community that will be shared on social media and with local news outlets. By empowering EngageLex fellows with knowledge, production skills and confidence, the foundation hopes to support a culture of engaged residents who feel ownership over their government and can tell the story of their community from the inside out.
560,000.003--Communities Grant period: 10/01/2009 - 10/31/2011; goal: To expand broadband access into underserved neighborhoods, improve the public safety network, support economic development and enhance the tourism/visitor experience in Lexington, Ky.
100,000.005--Communities Grant period: 09/01/2013 - 09/30/2015; goal: To support the Blue Grass Community Foundation's use of online giving technologies for two years in order to raise their community profile and engage new donors.
52,000.006--Communities Grant period: 07/01/2011 - 07/31/2012; goal: To gather information on local food and health assets and disseminate that information in ways which allow for healthy lifestyle choices To promote healthy, informed lifestyle choices in the East End neighborhood of Lexington, the Blue Grass Community Foundation will create a virtual food information center where locals can share information about local food and health assets. Community members, including kids in this area where 97 percent of students receive free or reduced lunches, will interview elders to produce stories. The site, in addition to in-person seminars, will ensure that residents can learn about gardening, food preparation, cooking and entrepreneurship.
145,000.004--Communities Grant period: 01/30/2015 - 01/29/2016; goal: To support economic opportunity and integration by funding Gehl Architects to develop a public space/public life survey in Downtown Lexington, improving the quality of public space infrastructure for all residents of different socio-economic income.
35,000.007--Communities Grant period: 11/21/2012 - 11/20/2013; goal: To support the Blue Grass Community Foundation's leadership role in the use of online giving technologies and to spread the knowledge and best practices they acquire to other Knight community foundations.
4,400.009--Communities Grant period: 01/30/2015 - 01/29/2016; goal: To support talent retention and attraction by funding Lexington city leaders to attend the Open Cities Conference which allows civic innovators to reimagine the future of their cities.
2,550,000.001--Communities Grant period: 12/10/2007 - 12/31/2012; goal: To use the 2010 World Equestrian Games, an Olympics-like event held for the first time in the U.S., as a springboard for capital and social improvements, creating an enduring legacy for the community.
2,500,000.002--Communities Grant period: 01/01/2010 - 12/31/2016; goal: To supplement an existing donor-advised fund.