Knight Foundation donations made to TCC Group

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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
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Full donor page for donor Knight Foundation

Basic donee information

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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 3 450,000 382,867 198,600 198,600 198,600 198,600 450,000 450,000 450,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000
Communities, Arts 1 198,600 198,600 198,600 198,600 198,600 198,600 198,600 198,600 198,600 198,600 198,600 198,600 198,600
Technology, Journalism 2 450,000 475,000 450,000 450,000 450,000 450,000 450,000 450,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000

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
Technology, Journalism (filter this donor) 2 950,000.00
Communities, Arts (filter this donor) 1 198,600.00
Total 3 1,148,600.00

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
450,000.002--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 07/01/2007 - 07/31/2009; goal: To train journalism leaders and strengthen their nonprofit professional groups The TCC Group is a 25-year-old for-profit management consulting firm that works with funders and nonprofit organizations. During the next two years, this project will strengthen from 24 to 28 journalism and nonprofit groups, selected by Knight and a partnership of three other funders, by building their organizational and fund-raising capacity through technical assistance and capacity and challenge grants. These groups will include a mix of those working in Knight priority areas. By the end of the grant period, it is expected that each of the organizations will have strengthened its leadership, increased its organizational capacity and diversified its sources of funding, particularly from individuals, to promote greater sustainability. TCC will analyze their strengths and results and document success stories. Ultimately, the project hopes to strengthen these groups, which have been an important part of the professionalism of journalism in the United States.
198,600.003--Communities, Arts Grant period: 05/01/2005 - 01/28/2011; goal: For training and partnership facilitation activities for the Community Partners in Arts Access initiative grantees.
500,000.001--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 03/15/2005 - 03/15/2007; goal: To expand the Challenge Fund for Journalism, a program that teaches groups how to build their own organizations. There are roughly 50 national journalism organizations in the United States. These groups promote higher professional standards. Some are more financially stable than others. The Challenge Fund for Journalism was created in 2003 to help seven journalism groups learn how to raise money from their members. This project will train up to eight journalism groups, nominated by Knight, in capacity building and challenge grant fundraising. Depending on their needs, groups will get technical assistance, capacity grants, peer learning and matching challenge grants. The TCC Group is a management consulting firm that works with funders and nonprofit organizations. This grant is a partnership with Ford Foundation and the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.