Knight Foundation donations made to Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation

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Basic donor information

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

We do not have any donee information for the donee Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation in our system.

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Donor–donee relationship

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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 5 70,000 250,400 20,000 20,000 20,000 40,000 40,000 70,000 70,000 122,000 122,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
Technology, Journalism 1 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000
Communities 4 70,000 308,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 122,000 122,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000

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) 4 1,232,000.00
Technology, Journalism (filter this donor) 1 20,000.00
Total 5 1,252,000.00

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

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (5 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 5)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
20,000.005--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 01/01/2013 - 12/31/2013; goal: To support the Duluth-Superior Area 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.
70,000.003--Communities Grant period: 09/01/2013 - 09/30/2015; goal: To support the Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation's use of online giving technologies for two years in order to raise their community profile and engage new donors.
40,000.004--Communities Grant period: 01/30/2015 - 01/29/2016; goal: To support civic engagement around the revitalization of Duluth's St. Louis River and Estuary by funding the UMD's School of Journalism to engage local media partners and citizens around this important community investment.
1,000,000.001--Communities Grant period: 01/01/2010 - 12/31/2016; goal: To supplement an existing donor-advised fund.
122,000.002--Communities Grant period: 12/07/2009 - 11/30/2012; goal: For (formerly, an information hub by young people, for young people focusing on their issues and what connects them to Duluth and Superior To attract and retain young adults in Duluth and Superior, the community foundation created (formerly, an online portal designed to help young adults share information and ideas. Currently, the portal provides information on working, living, playing and connecting in the Twin Ports. This grant will help increase site interactivity, enhance content, conduct research and increase guerrilla marketing tactics so TheDuSu can better provide the information young people need to thrive in the area. About the Organization: The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation encourages private giving for the public good. The community foundation is a permanent community endowment, built by gifts from hundreds of individuals and organizations. Guided by a 12-member board of volunteer civic leaders, the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations and to individuals for scholarships and provides leadership on important community initiatives in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. Since its inception in 1983, it has distributed $33 million and currently holds over 280 different funds, each with its own charitable purpose.