Knight Foundation donations made to World Wide Workshop for Children's Media Technology & Learning

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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 4 227,500 406,875 200,000 200,000 200,000 227,500 227,500 227,500 250,000 250,000 950,000 950,000 950,000
Technology, Journalism 2 200,000 213,750 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 227,500 227,500 227,500 227,500 227,500
Technology, Communities, Journalism 1 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Communities 1 950,000 950,000 950,000 950,000 950,000 950,000 950,000 950,000 950,000 950,000 950,000 950,000 950,000

Donation amounts by cause area and year

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Cause area Number of donations Total
Communities (filter this donor) 1 950,000.00
Technology, Journalism (filter this donor) 2 427,500.00
Technology, Communities, Journalism (filter this donor) 1 250,000.00
Total 4 1,627,500.00

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (4 donations)

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Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 4)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
200,000.004--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To expand the Globaloria Civics Track, a digital platform that lets students create their own web-games that focus on civics, news literacy and journalism topics.
950,000.001--Communities Grant period: 07/01/2011 - 09/30/2014; goal: To advance a new and successful way of teaching digital literacy and community engagement to students and young adults in San Jose and Silicon Valley by using the Globaloria game design system.
227,500.003--Technology, Journalism Grant period: 06/01/2009 - 08/31/2010; goal: To empower students to create their own web-games that focus on First Amendment, News Literacy and Journalism topics The World Wide Workshop Foundation is a global, nonprofit educational organization. Its mission is to harness the potential of computers and the internet to enhance technological fluency for creative learning. Under the leadership of Dr. Idit Harel Caperton they developed Globaloria in 2006 as a network for learning social-issue web-based game design that empowers youth with digital literacies and web 2.0 skills so they can actively participate in 21st century life. The opportunity is to experiment with an educational model that is relevant to today’s generation of students, allowing them to analyze, design and build their own web-based games to “learn by doing.” This project also provides innovative opportunities for civic engagement and participation among technologically-underserved and economically-underprivileged students in rural West Virginia. This grant will support Pilot Year 3 of Globaloria. At least 45 students will use the new “News and Information” platform during the 2009-2010 academic year to create 20 games that reflect and reinforce their connection to First Amendment, News Literacy and Journalism related topics. It is expected that the success of this approach will encourage more and more […].
250,000.002--Technology, Communities, Journalism Grant period: 12/01/2011 - 01/31/2013; goal: For one-time support that will allow the digital media literacy program in West Virginia to fully transition to a state-supported program.