Knight Foundation donations made to University of Miami

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
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

This entity is also a donee.

Full donor page for donor Knight Foundation

Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page UniversityofMiami
Websitehttp://www.miami.edu/
Twitter usernameunivmiami
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Miami
Instagram usernameunivmiami

Full donee page for donee University of Miami

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 11 179,401 1,278,673 0 35,000 66,000 100,000 150,000 179,401 235,000 500,000 1,800,000 3,500,000 7,500,000
Communities 3 150,000 128,333 0 0 0 0 150,000 150,000 150,000 235,000 235,000 235,000 235,000
Technology 1 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000
Communities, Arts 2 66,000 933,000 66,000 66,000 66,000 66,000 66,000 66,000 1,800,000 1,800,000 1,800,000 1,800,000 1,800,000
Arts 4 179,401 2,069,850 100,000 100,000 100,000 179,401 179,401 179,401 500,000 500,000 7,500,000 7,500,000 7,500,000
Journalism 1 3,500,000 3,500,000 3,500,000 3,500,000 3,500,000 3,500,000 3,500,000 3,500,000 3,500,000 3,500,000 3,500,000 3,500,000 3,500,000

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 2018
Arts (filter this donor) 4 8,279,401.00 179,401.00
Journalism (filter this donor) 1 3,500,000.00 0.00
Communities, Arts (filter this donor) 2 1,866,000.00 0.00
Communities (filter this donor) 3 385,000.00 0.00
Technology (filter this donor) 1 35,000.00 0.00
Total 11 14,065,401.00 179,401.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (11 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 11)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
179,401.0062018-03-02Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8124-- Grant period: 03/15/2018 - 03/15/2021; goal: To support digital talent at Lowe Art Museum to help the museum to conceive, plan and implement digital strategies that engage visitors.
------Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4171-- Grant period: 07/03/2007 - 08/31/2008; goal: To prepare Lexington, Ky., for the 2010 World Equestrian Games by bringing together stakeholders to identify projects with enduring significance for the community's physical character and quality of life.
7,500,000.001--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6724-- Grant period: 03/01/2015 - 02/29/2020; goal: To develop artistic talent in South Florida by supporting the building of a state of the art recital hall at the University of Miami.
100,000.008--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4132-- Grant period: 03/01/2007 - 03/01/2008; goal: To create a blueprint for a possible Masters in Fine Arts program.
3,500,000.002--Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4005-- Grant period: 12/04/2006 - 01/31/2012; goal: To test, measure and implement new global news techniques at the Knight International Media Center, with two Knight Chairs in residence The University of Miami will establish a new, permanent Knight International Media Center, which will specialize in understanding how news and information crosses borders. Two previously endowed Knight Chairs at the university will be converted to Knight Chairs in residence at the center, specializing in visual journalism and cross-cultural communication. The Knight Chair in Visual Journalism will experiment with the impact of dynamic, multimedia visual communication in film, photography, illustration and graphics. The Knight Chair in Cross-Cultural Communication will take on the cultural issues of getting international groups of journalists to work as teams to cover the world’s most pressing problems. The center will develop demonstration projects that include innovative photojournalism exhibits and a non-verbal documentary, One Water, which shows the state of the world’s water supply. The School of Communication will add new media and global media courses to its curriculum. This project aims to raise awareness worldwide of under-reported stories of global significance.
235,000.005--Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4903-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 04/30/2013; goal: To create The Knight Fellows Program at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, allowing the school to increase its research proficiency by attracting an elite class of national and international Ph.D. scientists.
35,000.0010--Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6943-- Grant period: 02/01/2016 - 08/01/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: Encouraging more transparency around the use of personal data with free tools that provide simple, standardized ways to to simplify and visually describe privacy policies thereby informing users how their data is collected, used and protected.
150,000.007--Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4533-- Grant period: 12/16/2008 - 12/31/2009; goal: To grow Miami's reputation as a gathering place for thought and discussion by supporting the Global Business Forum at the University of Miami in 2009.
1,800,000.003--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4380-- Grant period: 12/15/2008 - 12/31/2009; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To create a one-of-a-kind research and production art residency program offering the chance for artists to work with experts Art + Research is a fellow residency program for emerging artists that strives to enrich South Florida’s intellectual life. Established by the University of Miami in partnership with developer Craig Robins, the two-year program will invite prominent international artists to mentor the residents who will live in the Design District. The international scholars will be key to the program, emphasizing Miami’s role as an art-world center. Also, the program will be thematically based, with a new concept focused on contemporary art and society introduced every two years. Art + Research will be an incubator for innovative arts projects that also contributes to South Florida’s reputation as an arts center.
500,000.004--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4848-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To expose new audiences to great music, the University of Miami will create a community engagement program featuring its Henry Mancini Institute's multigenre orchestra. The orchestra will bring its blend of stylistically diverse music to such community venues as Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, the Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and the U.M. Gusman Concert Hall. The program also will include two free community concerts featuring new works by U.M. Frost School of Music students, faculty and guest artists, and a dozen mixed-genre concerts at select public schools. To expose new audiences to great music, the University of Miami will create a community engagement program featuring its Henry Mancini Institute's multigenre orchestra. The orchestra will bring its blend of stylistically diverse music to such community venues as Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, the Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and the U.M. Gusman Concert Hall. The program also will include two free community concerts featuring new works by U.M. Frost School of Music students, faculty and guest artists, and a dozen mixed-genre concerts at select public schools.
66,000.009--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5133-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2011; goal: To preserve and enhance access to sources of Cuban and Latino theater through the digitization of select playbills, posters, photographs and recordings.