Knight Foundation donations made to The Paley Center for Media

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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

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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 9 250,000 190,641 20,000 20,000 100,000 150,000 195,770 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Technology, Journalism 4 100,000 141,443 20,000 20,000 20,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 195,770 195,770 250,000 250,000 250,000
Communities 4 250,000 225,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
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

Donation amounts by cause area and year

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Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Total 2016
Communities (filter this donor) 4 900,000.00 0.00
Technology, Journalism (filter this donor) 4 565,770.00 0.00
Journalism (filter this donor) 1 250,000.00 250,000.00
Total 9 1,715,770.00 250,000.00

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (9 donations)

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Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 9)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
250,000.0012016-08-30Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7720-- Grant period: 08/15/2016 - 12/13/2017; goal: To promote discussion about the role of innovation in advancing the practice of journalism in the digital age through a series of conversations and panels called PALEYIMPACT to be held at the Paley Center. To promote discussion about the role of innovation in advancing the practice of journalism in the digital age through a series of conversations and panels called PALEYIMPACT to be held at the Paley Center.
100,000.008--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4193-- Grant period: 09/01/2007 - 08/31/2008; goal: To hold a series of meetings to explore alternative economic models for independent documentaries and other investigative journalism The digital revolution, which is strengthening ease of production in documentary video, might provide better ways to distribute and pay for documentaries. This grant will enable the Paley Center for Media to hold three forums in New York to explore ways to expand the reach and effectiveness of documentaries. The first forum will bring together a group of foundations that support documentaries on social issues with the goal of exploring how they can collaborate. The second forum will convene media companies that broadcast documentaries, as well as Internet companies and other production and content distributors. The third forum will convene representatives of the creative community, journalists and leading documentary filmmakers and producers. Participants will discuss the potential of new funding and distribution models that were identified during the first two forums. By holding these forums, it is expected to create a new fund or a new model to support documentary films and distribution; an agreement to explore topics that receive little coverage; and an agreement on better and more targeted marketing using technology to engage audiences. The grant aims to expand the […].
250,000.001--Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5053-- Grant period: 11/01/2010 - 10/31/2011; goal: To support TEDWomen conference and online distribution of materials highlighting women who have changed their field and communities.
20,000.009--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4465-- Grant period: 09/01/2008 - 12/31/2008; goal: To hold two forums on how to use new technologies to increase the reach and impact of independent and investigative journalism documentaries.
250,000.001--Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5651-- Grant period: 11/01/2012 - 12/31/2013; goal: To support TEDxWomen, a two-day conference celebrating the role of women and girls as leaders in business, politics, philanthropy and the nonprofit world.
195,770.006--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5177-- Grant period: 12/01/2011 - 11/30/2012; goal: For The Next Big Thing in Digital News Innovation, a series of forums that allows news and information entrepreneurs to showcase and pitch their startup enterprises to an audience of high level media executives and investors.
150,000.007--Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6171-- Grant period: 11/01/2013 - 10/31/2014; goal: For TEDxWomen, a two-day conference that shares ideas from female leaders and innovators across the world.
250,000.001--Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5369-- Grant period: 11/01/2011 - 12/31/2012; goal: To support TEDxWomen, a one-day conference celebrating the role of women and girls as leaders in business, politics, philanthropy and the nonprofit world.
250,000.001--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6265-- Grant period: 05/01/2014 - 05/30/2015; goal: To support a series of public forums examining government secrecy and threats to privacy and the role of media in challenging government on those issues. The Nov. 6 installment of The Paley Center for Media’s Next Big Thing series will explore these questions. A “state of the union” will help us take stock of what’s working and the new initiatives that are accelerating success. A “reality check” conversation will explore the question of how citizen interaction and experience with government is kept center stage. Pitch sessions and Q&As with leading technologists will look at core plumbing solutions and innovative citizen engagement initiatives.