Knight Foundation donations made to Texas Tribune

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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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This entity is also a donee.

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Basic donee information

Facebook page texastribune
Twitter usernameTexasTribune
Instagram usernametexas_tribune

Full donee page for donee Texas Tribune

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 10,000 130,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Technology, Journalism 2 10,000 130,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000

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) 2 260,000.00
Total 2 260,000.00

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

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

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 2)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
10,000.002--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 01/01/2014 - 06/01/2014; goal: To support the results of Texas Tribune's Kickstarter campaign to livestream the 2014 elections in Texas.
250,000.001--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 08/31/2009 - 11/30/2011; goal: To launch The Texas Tribune, a new nonprofit statewide online news organization The Texas Tribune is a new nonpartisan, nonprofit media startup whose mission is to promote civic engagement and discourse on government, politics, public policy and other matters of statewide interest. The core product of the Texas Tribune will be its destination web site, The site will blend text reporting with the newest presentation and visualization tools; audio and video; original source documents; highly curated news aggregation from other sources; and proprietary, searchable databases. Texas Tribune will produce events and specialized publications, and plans to syndicate content to other online, print and broadcast news outlets. In addition, Texas Tribune will document best practices – both on the editorial and business side -- and share them with the larger news community, including other Knight grantees, through the new Investigative Reporting Network. Texas Tribune will help fill the new void in the amount of quality statewide news coverage in Texas, the nation’s second most populous state. They expect to reach its growth targets and become a sustainable model for other statewide news sites to follow. The Texas project will collaborate with other Knight projects in California, New York, and Washington, […].