Knight Foundation donations made to The New School

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of March 2022. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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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
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script

This entity is also a donee.

Full donor page for donor Knight Foundation

Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee The New School in our system.

Full donee page for donee The New School

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 3 250,000 553,326 49,646 49,646 49,646 49,646 250,000 250,000 250,000 1,360,333 1,360,333 1,360,333 1,360,333
Technology 1 49,646 49,646 49,646 49,646 49,646 49,646 49,646 49,646 49,646 49,646 49,646 49,646 49,646
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
Journalism 1 1,360,333 1,360,333 1,360,333 1,360,333 1,360,333 1,360,333 1,360,333 1,360,333 1,360,333 1,360,333 1,360,333 1,360,333 1,360,333

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 2016
Journalism (filter this donor) 1 1,360,333.00 1,360,333.00
Technology, Journalism (filter this donor) 1 250,000.00 0.00
Technology (filter this donor) 1 49,646.00 0.00
Total 3 1,659,979.00 1,360,333.00

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 (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
1,360,333.0012016-09-20Journalism Grant period: 10/01/2016 - 10/31/2019; goal: To accelerate digital transformation in journalism by supporting the expansion of The New School’s Journalism + Design undergraduate program to other universities around the country, while making the university an innovation and design learning hub for professional journalists.
250,000.002--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 04/01/2014 - 04/30/2016; goal: To pilot Journalism + Design, a new bachelor's degree and minor, at The New School that will teach journalism through a design methodology and mindset.
49,646.003--Technology Grant period: 11/30/2012 - 05/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: To create several prototypes for data toys: experimental, digitally-enabled devices that allow users to explore data and systems through play Building physical and digital models of complexity in the news that encourage open-ended play. Their first projects are in partnership with Public Radio International and Radiolab and are being built through a class at Parsons The New School for Design.