Knight Foundation donations made to The Pew Charitable Trusts

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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 Pew Charitable Trusts in our system.

Full donee page for donee The Pew Charitable Trusts

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 4 240,000 570,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 240,000 240,000 240,000 750,000 750,000 1,250,000 1,250,000 1,250,000
Communities, Arts 3 750,000 680,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 1,250,000 1,250,000 1,250,000 1,250,000
Technology, Journalism 1 240,000 240,000 240,000 240,000 240,000 240,000 240,000 240,000 240,000 240,000 240,000 240,000 240,000

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
Communities, Arts (filter this donor) 3 2,040,000.00
Technology, Journalism (filter this donor) 1 240,000.00
Total 4 2,280,000.00

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

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
40,000.004--Communities, Arts Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013; goal: To support the Minnesota Cultural Data Project (CDP), a powerful online management tool designed to strengthen the nonprofit arts and cultural sector by collecting and disseminating comprehensive, high-quality data to support fact-based decision making.
1,250,000.001--Communities, Arts Grant period: 03/10/2008 - 04/30/2011; goal: To accelerate the transformation of the Ben Franklin Parkway into a world-class, pedestrian-oriented cultural campus through coordinated, extensive public space investments The Ben Franklin Parkway, extending from JFK Plaza to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, was designed in 1907 as a dense cultural boulevard in the style of great European thoroughfares. But after the Depression and post-war suburbanization settled in, the Parkway took on the feel of an intra-city highway. This grant will help return the Parkway to its original intention by redeveloping fallow public spaces and reengineering traffic patterns to create a more walkable destination. The effort, which comes as major cultural institutions along the Parkway have embarked on expansion plans, is part of a unique partnership between Knight Foundation, two other foundations and local government.
750,000.002--Communities, Arts Grant period: 07/01/2005 - 07/01/2006; goal: To construct a facility in center city Philadelphia that will house the relocated world-renowned Barnes Foundation collection and educational space.
240,000.003--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 06/03/2013 - 12/31/2013; goal: To study how people consume news on Facebook, produce a report on “Facebook and the News,” and conduct a feasibility study of a new digital tracking tool.