Knight Foundation donations made to Cinequest

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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

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Full donor page for donor Knight Foundation

Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Cinequest in our system.

Full donee page for donee Cinequest

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 3 75,000 91,667 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000
Arts 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, Arts 1 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000
Technology, Journalism 1 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000

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
Technology, Journalism (filter this donor) 1 150,000.00
Communities, Arts (filter this donor) 1 75,000.00
Arts (filter this donor) 1 50,000.00
Total 3 275,000.00

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

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (3 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 3)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
150,000.001--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5825-- Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2016; goal: To provide audiences with a new way of experiencing the Cinequest Film Festival through social media, online journals, touch-based interactions, video content, online ticketing and more.
50,000.003--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5585-- Grant period: 08/01/2012 - 07/31/2014; goal: To engage audiences through the founding of the Cinequest Audience Favorite Feature and Audience Favorite Documentary awards, to be premiered during the 23rd Annual Cinequest Film Festival from Feb. 26-March 10, 2013.
75,000.002--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5049-- Grant period: 03/01/2011 - 02/29/2012; goal: For year one of Cinequest's three-year project "Picture the Possibilities" ("PTP") to empower youth with the tools, mentors and experience needed to turn their stories into films while challenging them to drive change in their communities The Cinequest brand was built around the “Maverick” spirit, and for over 20 years has remained true to this core ideology as it quietly grew to become the entertainment industry’s answer to emerging technologies and accelerated creative ideas that outpace the industry itself. Cinequest’s Picture the Possibilities (PTP) is a new mentoring and education program that empowers underserved youth with innovative tools, mentors, and training needed to turn their stories into film, while challenging them to drive change in their local community and around the world. Personal stories of youth around the globe—the challenges they face, their ideas for social change, and their visions for economic improvement will engage peers as well as global leaders. Participants will use uniform central questions to shape the subject of their stories. An example question may be: “How is your life today and how do you envision a better tomorrow?” The topic chosen will provide a springboard to share accounts of their personal lives and their ideas to […].