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
We do not have any donee information for the donee The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in our system.
Full donee page for donee The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
|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|
|Technology, Communities, Journalism||1||20,000||20,000||20,000||20,000||20,000||20,000||20,000||20,000||20,000||20,000||20,000||20,000||20,000|
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|
|Journalism (filter this donor)||1||3,016,000.00|
|Technology (filter this donor)||4||495,000.00|
|Technology, Journalism (filter this donor)||2||450,000.00|
|Technology, Communities, Journalism (filter this donor)||1||20,000.00|
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 8)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|35,000.00||6||--||Technology||https://knightfoundation.org/grants/6309||--||Grant period: 04/01/2014 - 10/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: To prototype Capitol Hound, a searchable audio archive and alert system for N.C. General Assembly sessions.|
|200,000.00||4||--||Technology, Journalism||https://knightfoundation.org/grants/4100||--||Grant period: 06/01/2007 - 07/31/2008; goal: To expand Knight Chair activities to digital media, and hold an annual high-profile conference to amplify the chair's work.|
|275,000.00||2||--||Technology||https://knightfoundation.org/grants/5150||--||Grant period: 06/23/2011 - 06/22/2014; part of the challenge: Knight News Challenge; goal: To increase access to local information and strengthen rural newspapers technical expertise by using the OpenBlock system to aggregate and publish local, municipal data. Rural news organizations often struggle to move into the digital age because they lack the staff to make public data digestible. OpenBlock Rural will work with local governments and community newspapers in North Carolina to collect, aggresgate and publish government data, including crime and real estate reports, restaurant inspections and school ratings. In addition, the project aims to improve small local papers’ technical expertise and provide a new way to generate revenue.|
|20,000.00||8||--||Technology, Communities, Journalism||https://knightfoundation.org/grants/5371||--||Grant period: 12/01/2011 - 05/31/2012; goal: To follow the FCC's "Information Needs of Communities" report with a symposium and white paper exploring the role Internet, cable television, satellite television and mobile broadband service providers could play in local accountability journalism.|
|35,000.00||6||--||Technology||https://knightfoundation.org/grants/6415||--||Grant period: 06/02/2014 - 01/09/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: To create an app that will connect people who are watching a news story or documentary on television with related content through a second screen app on their smartphones.|
|250,000.00||3||--||Technology, Journalism||https://knightfoundation.org/grants/4705||--||Grant period: 02/01/2010 - 02/29/2012; goal: To convert the existing James L. Knight Professorships to the James L. Knight Chair in Digital Advertising.|
|150,000.00||5||--||Technology||https://knightfoundation.org/grants/6829||--||Grant period: 07/22/2015 - 05/19/2016; part of the challenge: Knight News Challenge; goal: Helping to hold politicians more accountable through a searchable archive of campaign speech transcripts that provides customized alerts to keep voters informed about candidates and allows journalists and others to monitor political speeches remotely. Few citizens have direct contact with their candidates and elected officials. As such, the media and other sources are what keep them informed about politicians both on the campaign trail and once they are in office. To give citizens more information and help journalists improve their political coverage, the Reese News Lab will create a searchable archive of campaign speech transcripts that provides users with customized keyword alerts. It will use crowdsourcing and computer natural language processing to gather recordings of speeches and generate transcripts, enabling subscribers to search for exact words spoken by politicians. Users can also monitor political speeches remotely, providing easy access. In addition, it will alert subscribers when custom keywords are spoken on the campaign trail. The archive will be piloted in North Carolina.|
|3,016,000.00||1||--||Journalism||https://knightfoundation.org/grants/6728||--||Grant period: 07/01/2015 - 05/30/2019; goal: To create an applied research center dedicated to transforming legacy news organizations and supporting innovative community news sites at the local and regional level.|