Knight Foundation donations made to Rutgers University Foundation

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Basic donor information

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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

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Country

Full donee page for donee Rutgers University Foundation

Donor–donee relationship

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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 3 250,000 833,333 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000
Communities, Arts 1 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Technology, Journalism 1 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Communities 1 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000

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) 1 2,000,000.00
Communities, Arts (filter this donor) 1 250,000.00
Technology, Journalism (filter this donor) 1 250,000.00
Total 3 2,500,000.00

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

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (3 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 3)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
250,000.002--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3926-- Grant period: 11/01/2005 - 11/01/2008; goal: For enhancement of community engagement programming through the creation of a new Camden-based play that will be researched and performed with community participation.
2,000,000.001--Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3999-- Grant period: 12/04/2006 - 12/31/2011; goal: To construct the Knight Early Learning Research Academy in Camden, offering a collection of model services for improving early childhood education, raising the possibility the Academy will set the standard for early childhood education in New Jersey. The goal of this project is to develop a proposal that details how the early childhood literacy program of the Rutgers/LEAP early childhood initiative will be implemented over the following three years. LEAP will observe centers contracting with the Camden Board of Education and rate them using the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS). Based on the ratings, LEAP will choose which centers to partner with during the pilot phase, and parents will be surveyed to understand their involvement and interest in center activities. As a result of this project there will be a plan for implementing and evaluating a comprehensive early literacy and leadership development initiative targeted at Camden early childhood centers.
250,000.002--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6457-- Grant period: 08/01/2014 - 08/30/2015; goal: To support journalism excellence through diversity by contributing to the Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies to examine and advance women's participation in media, especially at the decision-making levels.