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

Social Innovation (02) Preface
Foundation: Knight Foundation

C⊃3; Innovation Space Personal Growth · Well-being · Common Good Preface “Entrepreneurs need to search purposefully for the sources...more

A day of 'breaking bread' planned for Columbus area residents
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The “On the Table” initiative, organized by the Columbus Community Foundation, is being funded by the John S. and James L. Knight...more

Knight Foundation names 2017 finalists for Knight Arts Challenge grant
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation names 2017 finalists for Knight Arts Challenge grant ... publication from Palm Beach County music scenester Steev Rullman,...more

Library receives Rotary grant
Foundation: Knight Foundation

... and Eagle Scout Troop 87, and with grant money provided by the Knight Foundation and the Community Foundation of Georgia, the outdoor...more

Reception marks transfer of First United Church of Christ building and endowment
Foundation: Berks County Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

The occasion was marked at a reception on Thursday, August 10, at the Community Foundation. The congregation of First UCC was facing all...more

City installs hammock park overlooking Chattahoochee River
Foundation: Knight Foundation

... the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley, which worked with the Knight Foundation to host the Knight Cities Challenge in...more

When and how to engage in charitable giving
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Philanthropy and giving back to the community is a contemporary employer brand attraction and business imperative. It can allow your company to...more

Philanthropy's new focus in Minnesota: Putting people into jobs
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

Job training programs have always been on philanthropy's radar. ... said an infusion of philanthropic dollars into worker training is welcomed...more

ArtCenter/South Florida and Spark Name New Leaders
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Dennis Scholl, a former vice president of the Knight Foundation and a filmmaker who has received 11 regional Emmys for his cultural...more

Long Beach Residents Invited to Join Largest One-Day Conversation in City's History This Fall
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, Long Beach Community Foundation

We Love Long Beach, in partnership with the Long Beach Community Foundation (LBCF) and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation,...more

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