Knight Foundation donations made to Mozilla Foundation

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
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

This entity is also a donee.

Full donor page for donor Knight Foundation

Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page Firefox
Websitehttps://www.mozilla.org/foundation/
Twitter usernamefirefox
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Foundation
Instagram usernamemozillagram

Full donee page for donee Mozilla Foundation

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 4 2,500,000 2,620,048 74,740 74,740 74,740 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 3,889,450 3,889,450 4,016,000 4,016,000 4,016,000
Journalism 4 2,500,000 2,620,048 74,740 74,740 74,740 2,500,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 3,889,450 3,889,450 4,016,000 4,016,000 4,016,000

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
Journalism (filter this donor) 4 10,480,190.00
Total 4 10,480,190.00

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

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (4 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 4)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
74,740.004--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6335-- Grant period: 03/01/2014 - 06/30/2014; goal: To design a plan for a joint project by Mozilla, the New York Times and The Washington Post to build a user-generated content and commenting platform that empowers users and creates a community. See also Online Community Platform.
3,889,450.002--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6356-- Grant period: 06/01/2014 - 07/01/2016; goal: To support a joint project by Mozilla, The New York Times and The Washington Post to build a user-generated content and commenting platform that empowers users and creates a community, a platform that will be open and usable by news organizations anywhere.
2,500,000.003--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4937-- Grant period: 12/13/2010 - 06/30/2014; goal: To establish the Knight-Mozilla News Technology Fellowships, to accelerate media innovation by embedding technologists in news organizations.
4,016,000.001--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6053-- Grant period: 10/01/2013 - 11/01/2015; goal: To expand the Knight-Mozilla partnership to grow and strengthen a community of journalism technologists. Initiated by Mozilla in 2010, and supported by Knight Foundation since 2011, the OpenNews project has fostered a community of newsroom technologists. In its first three years, OpenNews placed 13 Knight-Mozilla Fellows in nine newsrooms across five countries to help solve digital challenges. The fellows have created more than 50 software projects, including the popular Tabula (a tool for taking data out of PDFs), which is used by more than a dozen news organizations from ProPublica to The New York Times. The project’s training programs and workshops have further brought together developers and reporters across the world to collaborate on problem-solving. Additionally, Source, an OpenNews Web publication, has allowed developers to share code and journalism tools with tens of thousands of people.