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 analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.
|Page on philosophy informing donations||https://knightfoundation.org/about|
|Grant application process page||https://knightfoundation.org/apply/|
|Data entry method on Donations List Website||SQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/knight-foundation|
This entity is also a donee.
Full donor page for donor Knight Foundation
Full donee page for donee The Pennsylvania State University
|Cause area||Count||Median||Mean||Minimum||10th percentile||20th percentile||30th percentile||40th percentile||50th percentile||60th percentile||70th percentile||80th percentile||90th percentile||Maximum|
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)||1||1,500,000.00|
|Communities (filter this donor)||2||395,000.00|
|Journalism (filter this donor)||1||225,000.00|
Skipping spending graph as there is fewer than one year’s worth of donations.
Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations
|Amount (current USD)||Amount rank (out of 4)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|225,000.00||3||--||Journalism||https://knightfoundation.org/grants/3855||--||Grant period: 10/01/2005 - 10/01/2009; goal: To continue the Knight Diversity Scholars Program, and establish an endowment to sustain it.|
|1,500,000.00||1||--||Technology, Journalism||https://knightfoundation.org/grants/3825||--||Grant period: 09/20/2005 - 09/20/2007; goal: To endow a Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society Penn State, located in the Knight community of State College, is one of the nation’s largest universities. Its College of Communications, with 3,500 undergraduates, is the nation’s largest nationally accredited journalism and communications program. In 2003 Penn State launched the Center for Sports Journalism to explore issues in sports journalism through teaching, research and outreach. It offers four undergraduate courses in sports writing, sports broadcasting, sports information and sports, media and society. This grant will create a Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society who will direct the Center for Sports Journalism, develop new and innovative courses and areas of research. The chair will help lead efforts to improve sports journalism.|
|150,000.00||4||--||Communities||https://knightfoundation.org/grants/4156||--||Grant period: 12/01/2007 - 12/31/2011; goal: To develop model civic engagement programs that utilize location-aware services and applications made possible by wireless technology for use in Knight communities.|
|245,000.00||2||--||Communities||https://knightfoundation.org/grants/4253||--||Grant period: 12/01/2007 - 11/30/2011; goal: To build a more effective bond between the university and the community by instituting "AlcoholEdu" an innovative program aimed at curbing alcohol use among Penn State students.|