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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Knight Foundation grant to help project amplify Detroit voices
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Kresge Foundation

the decision-making process." Thanks to early stage support from the Kresge Foundation, the Office of the Vice President for Research,...more

Flipping Muslim stereotypes at 'Hip Hoppa Locka' in Opa-locka
Foundation: Knight Foundation

A free, Knight Foundation-backed afternoon focused on hip-hop music and tolerance, “Hip Hoppa Locka” will feature breakdancing from Sackett, who will ... “Hip Hoppa Locka” received a $50,000...more

Global Ties Akron to launch international 'Global Threads' magazine
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

The curriculum for the project was provided by Chris Miller, who works in community investment/marketing at Akron Community Foundation, and is editor of the Akronist website. He developed the...more

Youth Volunteer Corps/VOiCEup to Host Events to Celebrate Global Youth Service Day in Berks
Foundation: Berks County Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

VOiCEup Berks, a fund of Berks County Community Foundation and an affiliate of Youth Volunteer Corps, is a local organization dedicated to connecting all sectors of Berks County to volunteer...more

TLH letters installed next to Cascades Park
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Community Foundation of North Florida

They were provided funding from over 50 community donors, as well as support from the Knight Foundation fund at the Community Foundation of North Florida. “This project embodies the KCCI spirit of...more

Harvey Milk Park under construction as 'outdoor office'
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The unveiling coincided with the city's announcement that it had received a $300,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to make the “Outdoor Office.” Another $250,00 for...more

Consider It: Right-to-Work, or Right-to-Work-for-Less?
Foundation: Berks County Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

The Berks County Community Foundation's latest Consider It discussion tackles the topic of Right-to-Work, labor unions, workers' rights and the American Economy. This forum is moderated by Karen...more

Fort Wayne looking for volunteers to assess use of public spaces
Foundation: Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, Knight Foundation

The project is being primarily funded by the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne/Knight Foundation. The city is providing support and additional funding. For information about volunteering and...more

ArtCenter Launches the Ellies, a $500000 Grant Program for Local Artists
Foundation: Knight Foundation

... will award more than two dozen grants to local visual artists in Miami-Dade ranging from $2,500 to $25,000. The Ellies, which will give up to $500,000 total, is the brainchild of ArtCenter's new...more

Futurist Amy Webb has some concerns about the future
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Knight Foundation

On Wednesday, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation launched "Future of Information: Media, Technology and Democracy," a yearlong...more

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