Knight Foundation donations made to The Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
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

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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 4 50,000 344,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 150,000 150,000 1,151,000 1,151,000 1,151,000
Journalism 2 25,000 87,500 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000
Journalism, Technology 1 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Technology, Journalism 1 1,151,000 1,151,000 1,151,000 1,151,000 1,151,000 1,151,000 1,151,000 1,151,000 1,151,000 1,151,000 1,151,000 1,151,000 1,151,000

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 2017
Technology, Journalism (filter this donor) 1 1,151,000.00 0.00
Journalism (filter this donor) 2 175,000.00 0.00
Journalism, Technology (filter this donor) 1 50,000.00 50,000.00
Total 4 1,376,000.00 50,000.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (4 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 4)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
50,000.0032017-06-22Journalism, Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8016-- Grant period: 06/19/2017 - 06/19/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: Developing a tool that combines online news content with engagement data from social media and other sources to help journalists and others better understand the scale, scope and shape of the misinformation problem. The tool will enable content analysis by gathering data about what is being written, by whom, where it is distributed, and the size of the audience consuming it.
1,151,000.001--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4074-- Grant period: 03/12/2007 - 03/31/2010; goal: To move the Online NewsHour onto a more widely accessible, interactive, multi-platform web site that appeals to younger audiences.
25,000.004--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4554-- Grant period: 02/24/2009 - 12/31/2009; goal: To provide support for Washington Week programming Washington Week is a production of The Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association and is PBS’ longest-running public affairs series. Hosted by Gwen Ifill, the program features Washington’s top journalists analyzing the week’s top news stories and their effect on the lives of all Americans. This grant provides support to continue programming of Washington Week.
150,000.002--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5045-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 02/29/2012; goal: To support a multimedia project that will preserve and document the history of women who changed modern America. The title of the this project is Makers: Women Who Make America, formally known as the Women 2.0 Media Project.