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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Want To Win A Valley Indy Coffee Mug?
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Valley Foundation

... mug — AND an autographed copy of the Valley Community Foundation magazine Legacy Matters, featuring the Valley Indy reporters on the...more

Detroit gets $200000 grant for tech planning
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded Detroit a $200,000 grant to catalog the city's network of internet-connected assets...more

Minnesota Foundations Collectively Drive Impact at Home
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Bush Foundation, McKnight Foundation

“For several decades, many of our Minnesota foundations have been doing impact investing on their own, long before the term was even...more

Foundations encourage civic dialogue throughout America
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Philadelphia Foundation

... Table Philly in conjunction with the Knight Foundation because it is very much in keeping with our role as a community foundation,” Ramos...more

Reading Health System Receives Grant to Test Care Model that Bridges Gap Between Medical ...
Foundation: Berks County Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

Reading Health System recently received a $4.5 million federal grant that positions the health system as a "hub" that will help bridge the gap...more

It floats, raises fish and vegetables and makes its own power. And the new Frost science museum ...
Foundation: Knight Foundation

With funding from a Knight Foundation grant, Caplow converted an old, 120-foot-long steel barge with no engine, of the type that's typically towed...more

Wanted: New Ideas to Fight the Spread of Misinformation
Foundation: Knight Foundation

One of the many areas where we've seen a flurry of philanthropic activity under the new administration has been journalism, with foundations...more

Home People How I quit my job and became a social entrepreneur — and...
Foundation: Knight Foundation

This time last year I was counting down the days until my last hour at my 9 to 5. I had no idea what was next for me, but by the end of March 2016 I...more

We Knew Trump Was Good For Nonprofit Journalism, But This Is Getting Ridiculous
Foundation: Barr Foundation , Knight Foundation, Simons Foundation

The $1.43 million in grants to seven journalism organizations it made recently are part of this initiative. Meanwhile, the Heising-Simons...more

Detroit Youth Poet: King Thomas Moore Wins $15000 Arts Grant
Foundation: Knight Foundation

At ten years old, King Thomas Moore has made history as the youngest recipient of the Knight Foundation's Knight Arts Challenge Award in...more

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Social Enterprises: Key to Enhancing a Nation’s Health
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has launched a series of noteworthy research projects to learn if...

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