Knight Foundation donations made to George Washington University

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Basic donor information

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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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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 5 150,000 170,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 150,000 150,000 200,000 200,000 250,000 250,000
Technology, Journalism 5 150,000 170,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 150,000 150,000 200,000 200,000 250,000 250,000

Donation amounts by cause area and year

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Cause area Number of donations Total
Technology, Journalism (filter this donor) 5 850,000.00
Total 5 850,000.00

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

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Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 5)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
125,000.004--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4131-- Grant period: 08/01/2007 - 08/01/2010; goal: To launch the first phase of a new approach to starting student media by establishing Media Clubs in Philadelphia Retired Washington Post columnist Dorothy Gilliam is working with The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs to improve high school journalism. With Knight grants, GW developed the Prime Movers program, recruiting more experienced journalists, especially women and people of color, in partnership with young ones, to start or revitalize high school media, especially in schools with high populations of students of color. This grant will bring to a total 24 the number of media clubs created in Philadelphia high schools. Participating students will be taught by teachers trained by the Prime Movers program and mentored by Prime Mover-trained professional journalists and interns from Temple University’s School of Communications. It is expected that this program will create motivated mentors, get high school students of color interested in journalism careers and help retain young journalists in newsrooms, especially women and people of color.
150,000.003--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3862-- Grant period: 08/01/2005 - 08/01/2006; goal: For a bridge grant to extend Prime Movers, a program that starts and strengthens student media and develops women and journalists of color as mentors, and to help it develop a national high school radio curriculum.
250,000.001--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4506-- Grant period: 12/19/2008 - 06/30/2010; goal: To create a multimedia online discussion and opinion site where the best arguments become part of a periodic PBS special.
200,000.002--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3967-- Grant period: 07/01/2006 - 07/01/2007; goal: To develop a Prime Movers high school journalism program in Philadelphia Prime Movers is a program that starts and strengthens student media and develops women and journalists of color as mentors. GW ran a pilot program in 2004-05 and continued in 2005-06. It created or improved media outlets at six schools, with 12 professional mentors and 16 student mentors teaching. It also developed a national high school radio curriculum, working with the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation. This grant will test new student media models in Philadelphia and develop a plan to scale up student media throughout the city, where only 18 of the 52 high schools have student newspapers.
125,000.004--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4199-- Grant period: 11/01/2007 - 07/30/2008; goal: To complete a new approach to starting student media by establishing Media Clubs in Philadelphia.