John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (FL)

Knight foundation is a private, independent foundation that started with the Knight family's belief in the value of education. The Knight Memorial Education Fund was established in 1940 to provide financial aid to college students from the Akron area.

The Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities, and foster the arts.

They help sustain democracy by leading journalism to its best possible future in the 21st century. They focus on funding Media Innovation, Journalistic Excellence, and Freedom of Expression.

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Recent News from Knight Foundation

Drive-in movie series in Macon to kick off with spooky film
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The museum was awarded $92,925 in John S. and James L. Knight Foundation money distributed through the Community Foundation of...more

Why is Conway refusing 27 free bikes for a downtown bike-share program?
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Waccamaw Community Foundation

... Knight Foundation's grant to the Waccamaw Community Foundation to buy the Worksman bikes in February off after they were...more

Knight Foundation and Democracy Fund support MuckRock's mission of improving access to ...
Foundation: Knight Foundation

We are excited and humbled to share that the Knight Foundation and ... $240,000 in funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation...more

Planning for Riverwalk expansion gets $100000 boost
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation

Realize Bradenton was awarded the grant from the Knight Foundation to ... The goals of the expansion are to promote, civic, health and...more

Public's spaces: Study could help guide improvements
Foundation: Knight Foundation

As David Bennett, executive director of the Community Foundation of Fort Wayne, puts it: “How do we make our downtown more inviting,...more

Downtown, riverfront usage to be studied
Foundation: Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, Knight Foundation

... department, while $200,000 will be from a partnership between the Knight Foundation and the Community Foundation of Greater Fort...more

Study will promote projects that help people 'linger' in downtown Fort Wayne
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The study by Gehl Studio of San Francisco will be funded mostly by the Community Foundation of Fort Wayne and the Knight Foundation, but...more

O'Shaughnessy wins $145000 Knight Foundation grant to collaborate with Rosy Simas Danse and ...
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

When the McKnight Foundation put out a call this January for “the best” arts ideas in St. Paul, it received hundreds of submissions. Among them, a...more

Knight Foundation donates $2.5 million for hurricane aid in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Puerto Rico Community Foundation

Some of the organizations that will get funding are: Unidos por Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rico Community Foundation and The Miami Foundation's...more

Knight Foundation awards $1.29 million to St. Paul art projects
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Somali artist Ifrah Mansour performed an excerpt of her “How to Grow up in a Civil War” piece at the State Fair. She will launch the project for the...more

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