Knight Foundation donations made to Citizens Union Foundation

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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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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 2 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Technology, Journalism 1 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Technology 1 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000

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 (filter this donor) 1 250,000.00
Technology, Journalism (filter this donor) 1 250,000.00
Total 2 500,000.00

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

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (2 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 2)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
250,000.001--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4085-- Grant period: 06/01/2007 - 09/30/2011; part of the challenge: Knight News Challenge; goal: To use "news games" to tell stories and engage a nonprofit news organization's audience. Gotham Gazette will produce at least three “news games” each year, for two years. The games will focus on life and problems in New York City. They will put the players into the shoes of decision-makers. Using real information about civic life, each game will show players how key decisions can change the course of a community. The choices individuals make will be tallied and available on the web site. Those choices, as well as players’ ideas and comments, will be presented to relevant public officials for further discussion. Gotham Gazette also will partner with community organizations to hold public forums with citizens, civic leaders, policy experts and city officials to discuss the results. Gotham Gazette will seek assistance from Knight News Challenge gaming experts in New York City, especially the Parsons School of Design, which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in game design. Tentative games are: The Garbage Game, where player have to juggle cost, environmental impact and fairness to find a way to handle the city’s garbage problem. Players will become their household garbage and follow the route it takes. Emergencies, where players will […].
250,000.001--Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4522-- Grant period: 07/01/2009 - 12/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight News Challenge; goal: To create Councilpedia, a web project that will help Gotham Gazette expand coverage of New York lawmakers by tapping into what the public knows The online Gotham Gazette, which focuses on New York City issues, will use this grant to expand its City Council coverage with a wiki devoted to local legislators. Crowd-sourcing is the practice of asking a community to contribute its knowledge to a report on a given topic. Wikis are web pages that anyone can contribute to or edit. These techniques are combined in this grant to engage citizens to more actively participate in local politics. This project will enlist New Yorkers to scrutinize records and share what they know about local legislators, their actions, and their funders. This contributed information will be moderated and vetted by the nonprofit news organization, the Gotham Gazette. Councilpedia is a test of whether or not New Yorkers will collectively report on their city council using the methods that millions of people worldwide have used to create and check their own encyclopedia, Wikipedia. With this grant, Gotham Gazette will expand its City Council coverage through a wiki devoted to local legislators and those who donate to the legislators’ campaigns. The project […].