Knight Foundation donations made to Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education

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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 5 150,000 171,800 125,000 125,000 125,000 134,000 134,000 150,000 150,000 200,000 200,000 250,000 250,000
Technology, Journalism 4 150,000 181,250 125,000 125,000 125,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 200,000 200,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Journalism 1 134,000 134,000 134,000 134,000 134,000 134,000 134,000 134,000 134,000 134,000 134,000 134,000 134,000

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Cause area Number of donations Total 2017
Technology, Journalism (filter this donor) 4 725,000.00 0.00
Journalism (filter this donor) 1 134,000.00 134,000.00
Total 5 859,000.00 134,000.00

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (5 donations)

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Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 5)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
134,000.0042017-06-30Journalism Grant period: 08/01/2017 - 09/28/2018; goal: To promote trust, diversity and excellence in journalism by supporting a pilot program for the development of cultural competency curriculum for journalism education.
200,000.002--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 10/01/2005 - 10/01/2007; goal: To support the launch of the Media Academy, a program that trains entry-level editorial and business managers.
250,000.001--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 05/01/2007 - 03/31/2009; goal: To integrate multimedia into all the Maynard Institute's training.
150,000.003--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 09/01/2006 - 09/30/2008; goal: To help find a new, permanent home, a news service that advances journalism in historically black colleges, has expanded since it was created in 2002 by Knight funding. It has been housed at Florida A&M and the National Association of Black Journalists. This grant will give time to search for a new, permanent home, with the help of the Maynard Institute; create and implement a strategic plan to expand the project’s mission; and continue to expand the news service, by adding at least three more schools’ online publications to the site. The project aims to give students of color better access to practical journalism experience, and to help improve journalism education at historically black colleges and universities.
125,000.005--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 12/01/2007 - 04/30/2009; goal: To finish an investigative reporting project started by slain Oakland journalist Chauncey Bailey.