Knight Foundation donations made to Philadelphia's Children First Fund

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Basic donor information

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Basic donee information

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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 2 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000
Technology, Journalism 2 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000 125,000

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
Technology, Journalism (filter this donor) 2 250,000.00
Total 2 250,000.00

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

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (2 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 2)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
125,000.001--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 08/01/2007 - 08/01/2008; goal: To launch the first phase of merging Philadelphia's new Media Clubs into the regular ongoing operations of the school district This is a companion to the George Washington University grant. Philadelphia’s Children First Fund is an independent nonprofit established by the School District of Philadelphia in 2003. It improves and enhances academic performance through district-approved programs. Through this grant, a full-time program manager will help create a total of 24 after-school media clubs by the end of the 2007-08 school year. Some 400 students will participate, using the Internet to produce student media seen by thousands. A new journalism course will be developed during the grant period and piloted during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic school years. After the grant period, the school district will integrate the journalism course into the high school curriculum and starting with the 2011-12 school year, the course will be offered to all 69 high schools. The George Washington and Philadelphia projects came about after a national survey funded in 2004 by Knight Foundation showed three quarters of America’s high school students said they did not know their First Amendment rights, or took them for granted, and that some 40 percent of the nation’s high […].
125,000.001--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 11/01/2007 - 06/30/2010; goal: To complete the merging of Philadelphia's new Media Clubs into the regular operations of the school district.