Knight Foundation donations made to Wikimedia Foundation

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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
Websitehttps://wikimediafoundation.org/
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation

Full donee page for donee Wikimedia Foundation

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 3 250,000 366,667 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000
Technology 3 250,000 366,667 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000

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 (filter this donor) 3 1,100,000.00
Total 3 1,100,000.00

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

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (3 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 3)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
600,000.001--Technologyhttps://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.
250,000.002--Technologyhttps://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.
250,000.002--Technologyhttps://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.