Knight Foundation donations made to Kent State University

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Basic donor information

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

We do not have any donee information for the donee Kent State University in our system.

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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 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
Technology 1 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000
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
Technology, Journalism (filter this donor) 1 150,000.00
Technology (filter this donor) 1 35,000.00
Total 2 185,000.00

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

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (2 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 2)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
35,000.002--Technology Grant period: 01/30/2015 - 04/29/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology, Knight News Challenge; goal: Exploring ways to provide information services to local entrepreneurs and business counselors, to see what services they might need to reach their goals.
150,000.001--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 07/01/2006 - 03/31/2009; goal: To establish a Knight Chair in Scholastic Journalism to lead national efforts to revitalize high school journalism Kent State’s Scholastic Media Program is considered to be one of the nation’s best. For six consecutive years, Kent State has been one of five universities to host the American Society of Newspaper Editors High School Journalism Institute. The program, part of Knight Foundation’s High School Initiative, trains high school teachers to start or improve high school newspapers. This grant will convert the vacant John S. Knight Chair in English Composition and Theory, endowed with a $1 million grant in 1990, to a Knight Chair in Scholastic Journalism. The Knight Chair will create innovative programs, including an online and on campus master’s program for scholastic media teachers; be a leader crusading for First Amendment awareness and civic education, the use of news in classrooms and the creation of student media; help high school students understand journalism fundamentals; and encourage diverse students to pursue journalism careers.