Knight Foundation donations made to Florida International University

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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 9 55,000 181,222 25,000 25,000 25,000 30,000 30,000 55,000 60,000 90,000 100,000 1,216,000 1,216,000
Arts 3 55,000 56,667 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 55,000 55,000 55,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000
Technology, 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
Communities 5 60,000 287,200 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 60,000 60,000 100,000 100,000 1,216,000 1,216,000

Donation amounts by cause area and year

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Cause area Number of donations Total 2017 2016
Communities (filter this donor) 5 1,436,000.00 1,216,000.00 0.00
Arts (filter this donor) 3 170,000.00 0.00 55,000.00
Technology, Journalism (filter this donor) 1 25,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 9 1,631,000.00 1,216,000.00 55,000.00

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

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Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 9)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,216,000.0012017-03-23Communities Grant period: 08/21/2017 - 12/31/2021; goal: To expand economic opportunity in Greater Miami by supporting the FIU Miami Urban Future Initiative, which seeks to fill an existing research gap on economic, entrepreneurial, creative and technological assets in the region to provide evidence and inform a strategy to grow a broader, more inclusive innovation economy.
55,000.0052016-11-28Arts Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To honor Miami’s Cuban heritage by dedicating the Miami International GuitART Festival to Cuban music and creating cultural exchanges between Havana and Miami guitar orchestras.
100,000.002--Communities Grant period: 10/01/2007 - 09/30/2008; goal: To increase the health awareness of Miami children by helping fund a "Fun & Fit as a Family Weekend" as part of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.
25,000.008--Arts Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 12/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To offer an interactive, permanent exhibition of the Frost Museum's extensive art collection to the underserved Southwest region of Miami-Dade County The Frost Art Museum, which opened an expanded facility this year, will create an interactive kiosk to offer year-round, virtual access to its permanent collection. Visitors will be able to view the works, ranging from contemporary pieces to African wood carvings. At the same time, they will have access to catalogue information and maps. Beyond the 38,000-member university community, the kiosk will benefit Southwest Miami-Dade School children and other visitors.
30,000.006--Communities Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: For the presenting sponsorship of "Challenges of Poverty, Health and Sustainability," Florida International University's 2010 Geopolitical Summit on Oct. 18 and 19, 2010.
25,000.008--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 11/01/2006 - 12/31/2007; goal: To study and discuss the future of news in Cuba FIU’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication specializes in teaching bilingual and Spanish-language journalism. FIU’s International Media Center works to strengthen professional news media in Latin America. It has trained more than 8,000 Latin American journalists in 14 countries since 1988. This grant will support a daylong roundtable among Cuban-American community members, Cuba experts and 10 independent Cuban journalists in exile. They will discuss the future of media in Cuba and assess what type of training independent journalists in Cuba should receive and whether the journalists working for state media could be trained for a new role in a post-Castro Cuba. In addition, Spanish-speaking FIU journalism students will participate in a student reporting project, interviewing at least 30 recently arrived Cubans about how they got their news in Cuba and what kind of news they think would fit the needs of Cubans.
90,000.003--Arts Grant period: 11/01/2013 - 10/31/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To develop the next generation of creatives by launching a summer career discovery program for high school students centered on art and design To develop the next generation of South Florida creatives, Florida International University’s College of Architecture + The Arts will work with local and global collaborators, including Harvard University, to launch a career discovery program centered on the arts and design. Based in Miami Beach, the program’s high-school-aged participants will examine the range of creative-design-sector careers that will be pivotal in securing and growing Miami’s future reputation as a global creative city.
60,000.004--Communities Grant period: 11/01/2013 - 10/31/2015; goal: To support Miami Urban Neighborhood Building Studio which, in conjunction with Townhouse Center, teaches Florida International University architecture students how to design and build successful dense, mid-rise urban neighborhoods in South Florida.
30,000.006--Communities Grant period: 12/16/2008 - 12/15/2009; goal: For the Presenting Sponsorship of "America and the Rising Powers: A Geopolitical Summit" on February 24, 2009.