Knight Foundation donations made to Florida International University Foundation

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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 9 150,000 165,091 35,000 35,000 50,000 100,000 140,816 150,000 150,000 160,000 200,000 500,000 500,000
Communities, Arts 2 35,000 92,500 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000
Arts 3 140,816 230,272 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 140,816 140,816 140,816 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000
Communities 3 160,000 153,333 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 160,000 160,000 160,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000
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 2018
Arts (filter this donor) 3 690,816.00 140,816.00
Communities (filter this donor) 3 460,000.00 0.00
Communities, Arts (filter this donor) 2 185,000.00 0.00
Technology, Journalism (filter this donor) 1 150,000.00 0.00
Total 9 1,485,816.00 140,816.00

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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
140,816.0062018-03-02Arts Grant period: 03/15/2018 - 03/15/2021; goal: To support digital talent at The Wolfsonian FIU who will work in conjunction with curators and museum leadership to incorporate digital technologies into exhibition design and accompanying programing.
150,000.004--Communities, Arts Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To create Knight Fellowships for graduate students pursuing master of fine arts degrees in Miami, enabling Florida International University to attract America's top young writers to South Florida About the project: To advance South Florida’s literary community, Florida International University will create a fellowship program in creative writing for graduate students in the fine arts. Eight Knight Fellows will receive an annual stipend for three years as they participate in a range of community activities, including teaching creative writing in Miami-Dade public schools, coordinating a reading series and representing FIU and South Florida at national writers conferences. The fellowship program aims to help attract America’s top young writers to South Florida and generate creativity within Miami’s arts community.
500,000.001--Arts Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 12/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To expand the reach of the museum by projecting images of the collection and new works on its exterior walls This project, entitled The Art of Illumination, will expand the Wolfsonian’s reach by converting the museum’s exterior facades into public exhibition spaces, using the latest digital technology and lighting systems. The images will range from large-scale digital reproductions of pieces in the museum’s collection to contemporary works that convey the museum’s mission to illuminate the active role of design in shaping every day life experiences. The technology will be flexible to allow for displays in a variety of formats, including images, video, film, photography and static and/or moving text – even interactive mobile technology. The project will elevate the museum as a civic landmark while contributing to Miami Beach’s reputation as a center for art and design.
50,000.008--Arts Grant period: 07/01/2012 - 06/30/2013; goal: To support the development of a five-year strategic plan to engage museum stakeholders, with Dr. Jonathon Fanton as leading consultant working with Wolfsonian leadership.
160,000.003--Communities Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2012; goal: To implement an initiative comprised of alumni career services, a mentoring circle and an internship experience, designed to enhance the professional development and networks of Florida International University (F.I.U.) graduates.
200,000.002--Communities Grant period: 12/01/2013 - 11/30/2014; goal: To support the inaugural Power of Design (POD) Festival, which will connect ideas in the Wolfsonian's collection with issues and events in our community to facilitate future collaboration, conversation and action in Miami.
100,000.007--Communities Grant period: 12/01/2013 - 11/30/2015; goal: To support the Preparing Miami for Democratic Transition in Cuba project by FIU's Vaclav Havel Center for Human Rights and Diplomacy, which will engage various stakeholders in dialogue around countries in democratic transition, with a focus on Cuba.
150,000.004--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 12/01/2013 - 07/01/2016; goal: To establish Knight Innovator in Residence program at Florida International University to work with students and faculty to develop innovative digital media projects and inspire new courses and research.
35,000.009--Communities, Arts Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To reach broader audiences and create engaged online communities by implementing advanced technology and social media in the Frost Art Museum's programming.