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 Wikimedia Foundation
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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 (filter this donor)||3||1,100,000.00|
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 3)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|600,000.00||1||--||Technology||https://knightfoundation.org/grants/5790||--||Grant period: 03/21/2013 - 04/20/2015; part of the challenge: Knight News Challenge; goal: For creating tools to deliver Wikipedia for free to users in the developing world As mobile technology is increasingly the primary opportunity for billions of people around the world to access the Internet, the Wikimedia Foundation is working to remove the two biggest hurdles to access free knowledge: cost and accessibility. News Challenge funding will help create software to bring Wikipedia to lower-end, more basic phones - the kinds the majority of people use to access data outside of the West. Specifically, efforts will be focused in three areas: developing features to improve the mobile experience regardless of how feature-rich the device is – including new ways to access Wikipedia via text; increasing the number of languages that can access Wikipedia on mobile; and improving the way feature phones access the platform.|
|250,000.00||2||--||Technology||https://knightfoundation.org/grants/5772||--||Grant period: 12/05/2012 - 12/04/2013; goal: To support Wikimedia Foundation's operation of Wikipedia and other knowledge sharing platforms.|
|250,000.00||2||--||Technology||https://knightfoundation.org/grants/6865||--||Grant period: 09/01/2015 - 08/31/2016; goal: To advance new models for finding information by supporting stage one development of the Knowledge Engine by Wikipedia, a system for discovering reliable and trustworthy public information on the Internet.|