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.


Web Address

www.knightfoundation.org

Social Media Links

Facebook - www.facebook.com/knightfdn

Vimeo - www.vimeo.com/knightfdn/videos

Vimeo - www.vimeo.com/knightfdn/videos

Twitter - @knightfdn

Foundation RSS Feeds

News - www.knightfoundation.org/rss/news-feed/

Assets

$2,192,836,756 - 2011-12-31
$2,618,700,006 - 2007-12-31


Giving

$139,253,825 - 2011-12-31
$121,267,122 - 2007-12-31


Foundation Grants and Resources


  

Recent News from Knight Foundation


As a Tech Couple Looks to the Oceans, Saving Blue Whales Emerges as a Priority
Foundation: Knight Foundation

It's a little like other Internet-based philanthropic prizes and challenges, say the Knight Foundation's challenges or the X-Prizes, but those...more

Training and professional development to help increase capacity of community leaders with ...
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Knight Foundation

SOURCE Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. Funds from The Fisher Foundation Will Specifically Impact Detroit's...more

Grade Philadelphia's 'social enterprise ecosystem'
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Philadelphia was nowhere to be found in last year's Halcyon Incubator study of American social enterprise ecosystems. Here's your chance to...more

Knight Foundation and Democracy Works Join Forces to Modernize Democratic Process
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Philanthropy has been encouraging the vote for many decades, and there are many other players in this space both on the nonprofit and...more

Fluxx raises $16 million for software to manage foundation grants
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Fluxx has raised $16 million for software to manage foundation grants. Fluxx's software helps philanthropies manage their grant disbursements...more

Fluxx Receives $16 Million
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation

“Fluxx's mission is to enable the philanthropic community to do their ... “We are fusing leading-edge technology with tried and true philanthropy,”...more

Lessons Learned from a Journey to Impact Investing
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

In 2014, the Surdna board and staff began thinking about whether we should engage in impact investing to deepen our impact and further our...more

Knight Foundation Boosts Funding for Local Journalism in Detroit Area
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation

... Engagement Fund, an organization that also has the support of the Ford Foundation and the Community Foundation for Southeast...more

Knight Foundation is Making a Million Dollar Investment in Detroit Journalism
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation

... for the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund, a collaboration with the Ford Foundation and the Community Foundation for Southeast...more

Community Foundation Business Model Disruption in the 21st Century
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Annenberg Foundation , Rockefeller Foundation, Annenberg Foundation

The community foundation business model, which is often tied to the performance of local financial services firms, is facing disruption as the...more





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