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 analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.
|Page on philosophy informing donations||https://knightfoundation.org/about|
|Grant application process page||https://knightfoundation.org/apply/|
|Data entry method on Donations List Website||SQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/knight-foundation|
This entity is also a donee.
Full donor page for donor Knight Foundation
Full donee page for donee Michigan State University
|Cause area||Count||Median||Mean||Minimum||10th percentile||20th percentile||30th percentile||40th percentile||50th percentile||60th percentile||70th percentile||80th percentile||90th percentile||Maximum|
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|
|Technology, Journalism (filter this donor)||1||2,150,000.00||0.00|
|Arts (filter this donor)||1||50,000.00||50,000.00|
|Communities, Arts (filter this donor)||1||15,000.00||0.00|
Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)
Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)
Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations
|Amount (current USD)||Amount rank (out of 3)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|50,000.00||2||Arts||https://knightfoundation.org/grants/8139||--||Grant period: 07/13/2018 - 07/15/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: Creating a system of smart labels that combine ultra-thin touch displays and microcomputers to deliver interactive informational content about artwork to audiences.Project lead: Brian Kirschensteiner, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University; East Lansing, Michigan; @msubroad.|
|15,000.00||3||--||Communities, Arts||https://knightfoundation.org/grants/4154||--||Grant period: 06/01/2007 - 06/01/2008; goal: To provide underwriting support for the Wharton Center's 25th anniversary celebration on October 14, 2007.|
|2,150,000.00||1||--||Technology, Journalism||https://knightfoundation.org/grants/3501||--||Grant period: 03/15/2005 - 04/30/2011; goal: To expand the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism in partnership with the university and launch an endowment campaign In the United States, some 2,500 to 5,000 journalists write regularly about the environment. But as many as 20,000 general assignment reporters occasionally write environmental stories. This project addresses the need for training by supporting a major outreach effort, in partnership with Michigan State University. Jim Detjen, the Knight Chair for Environmental Journalism, has directed the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism since 1999. Activities include: developing a master’s degree specialization in environmental journalism, which the university will continue in perpetuity; holding at least 20 training events; expanding the center’s web site to offer on-line modules; developing a broadcast course; producing a textbook; and launching an endowment campaign.|