Knight Foundation donations made to Local Initiatives Support Corporation

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Basic donor information

Country United States
Wikipedia page
Facebook username knightfdn
Donations URL
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Page on philosophy informing donations
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Full donor page for donor Knight Foundation

Basic donee information

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Donor–donee relationship

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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 5 1,361,300 2,341,260 45,000 45,000 45,000 800,000 800,000 1,361,300 1,361,300 4,000,000 4,000,000 5,500,000 5,500,000
Communities 5 1,361,300 2,341,260 45,000 45,000 45,000 800,000 800,000 1,361,300 1,361,300 4,000,000 4,000,000 5,500,000 5,500,000

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
Communities (filter this donor) 5 11,706,300.00
Total 5 11,706,300.00

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

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

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 5)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
45,000.005--Communities Grant period: 11/01/2005 - 11/01/2007; goal: To complete Phase II of the Storefront Enhancement Pilot Program of the "At Home in Duluth" Collaborative.
4,000,000.002--Communities Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 10/31/2013; goal: To advance LISC's Building Sustainable Communities in Detroit, Twin Cities and Philadelphia.
800,000.004--Communities Grant period: 12/01/2013 - 11/30/2014; goal: To improve the quality of life for residents in low-income neighborhoods in Detroit, Philadelphia and the Twin Cities through the Building Sustainable Communities strategy.
5,500,000.001--Communities Grant period: 12/10/2007 - 12/31/2010; goal: To support LISC's national strategic shift to expand the services it provides in low-income neighborhoods and to have greater impact on their social and economic vitality. Detroit, St. Paul and Duluth will be pilot cities.
1,361,300.003--Communities Grant period: 07/01/2005 - 07/31/2009; goal: To establish a Housing Equity Partnership to increase the affordability of home ownership in Overtown for at least 50 households and to expand the homebuyer training program.