Knight Foundation donations made to Detroit Educational Television Foundation

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Basic donor information

Country United States
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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Detroit Educational Television Foundation in our system.

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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 4 50,000 106,250 25,000 25,000 25,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 150,000 150,000 200,000 200,000 200,000
Journalism 1 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000
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
Journalism, Communities 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
Communities 1 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000

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 2016
Communities (filter this donor) 1 200,000.00 0.00
Journalism, Communities (filter this donor) 1 150,000.00 150,000.00
Arts (filter this donor) 1 50,000.00 0.00
Journalism (filter this donor) 1 25,000.00 0.00
Total 4 425,000.00 150,000.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not 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
150,000.0022016-12-12Journalism, Communities 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.
200,000.001--Communities Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To improve public broadcasting's experimental citizen forum,, and extend it beyond the 2010 election to engage citizens in issue coverage.
50,000.003--Arts Grant period: 09/01/2014 - 08/31/2015; goal: To raise Miami's profile as a hub for the literary arts and reach new audiences through Detroit Public Television's national broadcast and live stream coverage of Miami Book Fair International. The live stream webcast will air on Friday, November 21 from 4-9 pm ET, Saturday from 12 noon-6 pm ET, and Sunday from 12 noon-6 pm ET. In addition to PBS online platforms, the live stream will be available via a free online video player available to any individual or entities, including bookstores, publishers, blogs and media outlets wishing to share the stories, events and energy of the Miami Book Fair International with their audiences. Embed code instructions and additional information about coverage can be found at
25,000.004--Journalism Grant period: 12/01/2013 - 01/31/2015; goal: For Detroit Public Television to join the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, developing and sharing stories aimed at helping find solutions to the city's fiscal crisis.