Knight Foundation donations made to Pacific News Service

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Basic donor information

Country United States
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Facebook username knightfdn
Donations URL
Twitter usernameknightfdn
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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 4 247,000 269,375 75,000 75,000 75,000 247,000 247,000 247,000 255,500 255,500 500,000 500,000 500,000
Technology, Journalism 2 75,000 161,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 247,000 247,000 247,000 247,000 247,000
Communities 2 255,500 377,750 255,500 255,500 255,500 255,500 255,500 255,500 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000

Donation amounts by cause area and year

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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) 2 755,500.00
Technology, Journalism (filter this donor) 2 322,000.00
Total 4 1,077,500.00

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

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

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 4)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
75,000.004--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 10/01/2005 - 10/01/2006; goal: To link mainstream and ethnic media for investigative reporting projects.
255,500.002--Communities Grant period: 07/01/2010 - 07/31/2012; goal: To raise awareness about the connection between people’s health and where they live, The California Endowment in partnership with the Pacific News Service will create a youth-produced news network in five underserved neighborhoods in California. As part of The California Endowment's Building Healthy Communities program, the funds are being used to expand a network of youth-led media outlets to raise awareness of the connection between your health and where you live. Many of the communities served by BHC are "media deserts" or neighborhoods that have been abandoned by traditional news media and do not have reliable and trustworthy information sources. Youth media creators will be trained in each community to develop multi-lingual and multi-media content to report about community health. They will develop a project plan that describes the audiences that they want to reach and their strategy for reporting on community health. Youth in each community will customize their own plans that can encompass print, television, online, mobile phones, or any combination of outreach methods that will best fit their local audiences.
247,000.003--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 05/01/2009 - 04/30/2011; goal: For the Ethnic Media Digital Divide Initiative, a one-year pilot project to expand the digital reach and capacity of low-tech ethnic print publications New American Media, founded by the nonprofit Pacific News Service in 1996, is a national multi-channel news and communications organization connecting ethnic media with one another, with youth media and with the larger civic media. NAM is dedicated to bringing the voices of those traditionally marginalized by both “old” and “new” media—including ethnic minorities and immigrants—into the national discourse. Ethnic media are gaining recognition as the fastest growing sector of American journalism. Close to 51 million ethnic adults, or one out of four American adults, depend on the ethnic media sector for news, information and entertainment, according to a 2007 New American Media multilingual poll. However, fewer than 30 percent of ethnic news outlets have a robust presence online. At a time when the traditional business and distribution models are no longer viable on their own, the biggest challenge for ethnic media is bridging the digital divide so they can continue to meet the information needs of their communities. The opportunity here is to help these outlets secure their own long-term survival by creating a model to […].
500,000.001--Communities Grant period: 07/01/2006 - 07/01/2008; goal: To build ethnic media networks in key Knight Foundation markets, conduct multilingual polls and strengthen ties between immigrant organizations and ethnic media at national and local levels.