Knight Foundation donations made to National Urban Fellows

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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

We do not have any donee information for the donee National Urban Fellows in our system.

Full donee page for donee National Urban Fellows

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 6 70,000 113,417 37,500 37,500 68,000 68,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 185,000 185,000 250,000 250,000
Technology, Journalism 1 37,500 37,500 37,500 37,500 37,500 37,500 37,500 37,500 37,500 37,500 37,500 37,500 37,500
Communities 5 70,000 128,600 68,000 68,000 68,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 185,000 185,000 250,000 250,000

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) 5 643,000.00
Technology, Journalism (filter this donor) 1 37,500.00
Total 6 680,500.00

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

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (6 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 6)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
250,000.001--Communities Grant period: 07/01/2012 - 06/30/2013; goal: To support a National Urban Fellow at the Knight Foundation and Miami Foundation and to support the Public Service Leadership Diversity Initiative.
185,000.002--Communities Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 12/31/2011; goal: To support a national urban fellow for 2010-11 and the dissemination of research from lessons learned from the program over the past 40 years.
70,000.003--Communities Grant period: 09/01/2013 - 07/30/2014; goal: To place a National Urban Fellow at The Knight Foundation.
37,500.006--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 09/01/2013 - 08/31/2014; goal: To develop minority and female leaders for the government and nonprofit sector through the sponsorship of a class of 2014 Fellow to be placed with the City of Philadelphia in the Managing Director's Office.
70,000.003--Communities Grant period: 05/01/2011 - 07/31/2012; goal: To support the leadership development of women and people of color in the nonprofit sector through the sponsorship of a class of 2012 National Fellow to be placed at the Knight Foundation.
68,000.005--Communities Grant period: 06/01/2009 - 07/31/2010; goal: To support the leadership development of women and people of color in the nonprofit sector through the sponsorship of a class of 2010 national Fellow to reside in Miami.