Knight Foundation donations made to WNYC Radio

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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
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Basic donee information

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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 4 150,000 725,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 600,000 600,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000
Technology, Journalism 4 150,000 725,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 600,000 600,000 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000

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
Technology, Journalism (filter this donor) 4 2,900,000.00
Total 4 2,900,000.00

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
600,000.002--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 07/01/2007 - 01/31/2012; part of the challenge: Knight News Challenge; goal: To improve a city's awareness of its arts and culture by bringing more diverse voices to WNYC public radio using a new type of interactive web site To improve a city’s awareness of its arts and culture by bringing more diverse voices to WNYC public radio using a new type of interactive web site. WNYC will use social networking and social engagement tools to “take radio out of the box” and change it from a one-way to a multi-directional conversation. WNYC will create a new portal for cultural news, trends and events, using the tools of e-mail, audio, video, live events, user-initiated meet-ups and social networking. It will create an interactive, noncommercial, social networking platform built around users’ interest in cultural events. It will give listeners an ownership stake in the development of content, while also sharing its expertise with the audience. WNYC will partner with several dozen cultural organizations in NYC, including The New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center, The Met Opera Guild, the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Public Library, Carnegie Hall, Studio Museum of Harlem, Queens Museum, Museo del Barrio, Asia Society, and Harlem Chamber of Commerce. WNYC will work with many smaller community-based arts and […].
2,000,000.001--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 03/10/2008 - 06/30/2011; goal: To support the launch of a new national morning show for public radio.
150,000.003--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 05/01/2005 - 05/01/2006; goal: To continue support for "On The Media,'' a public radio program reporting on the world of journalism.
150,000.003--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 07/01/2006 - 07/01/2007; goal: To support "On the Media," a public radio program reporting on the world of journalism WNYC produces “On the Media,’’ which launched in 1995 with the help of a Knight grant. The show, with nearly one million listeners, won a 2004 Peabody award. This grant will enable the program to continue its diverse content, including reports on how the media is covering the Middle East, the war in Iraq, energy prices, the upcoming 2007 fall elections, 2008 congressional campaigns and the presidential primary. The project hopes to help listeners become better news consumers and increase demand for quality news.