Knight Foundation donations made to Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of March 2022. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donor information

Country United States
Wikipedia page
Facebook username knightfdn
Donations URL
Twitter usernameknightfdn
Page on philosophy informing donations
Grant application process page
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script

This entity is also a donee.

Full donor page for donor Knight Foundation

Basic donee information


Full donee page for donee Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

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 10 7,700 23,246 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,700 7,700 7,700 10,925 10,925 10,925 11,580 150,000
Communities 7 7,700 28,432 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,700 7,700 7,700 7,700 7,700 10,925 150,000 150,000
2 10,925 10,925 10,925 10,925 10,925 10,925 10,925 10,925 10,925 10,925 10,925 10,925 10,925
Technology, Journalism 1 11,580 11,580 11,580 11,580 11,580 11,580 11,580 11,580 11,580 11,580 11,580 11,580 11,580

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) 7 199,025.00
(filter this donor) 2 21,850.00
Technology, Journalism (filter this donor) 1 11,580.00
Total 10 232,455.00

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

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (10 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 10)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
10,925.003--Communities Grant period: 11/01/2010 - 10/31/2011; goal: For 2011 general operating support.
7,500.009--Communities Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 12/31/2009; goal: For 2010 general operating support.
7,700.006--Communities Grant period: 01/01/2007 - 01/01/2008; goal: For 2007 general operating support.
11,580.002--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 12/01/2013 - 11/30/2014; goal: To support the work of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.
7,500.009--Communities Grant period: 01/01/2008 - 12/31/2008; goal: For 2008 general operating support.
10,925.003---- Grant period: 11/01/2012 - 10/31/2013; goal: To support GEO's efforts to promote strategies and practices that contribute to grantee success.
150,000.001--Communities Grant period: 04/01/2010 - 04/30/2013; goal: To join a collaboration of funders to learn from and build the capacity of innovative nonprofits partnering with the government through a newly created social innovation fund.
10,925.003---- Grant period: 11/01/2011 - 10/31/2012; goal: For 2012 general operating support.
7,700.006--Communities Grant period: 03/01/2006 - 03/01/2007; goal: For 2006 general operating support.
7,700.006--Communities Grant period: 03/01/2005 - 03/01/2006; goal: For 2005 general operating support.