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

Bibb schools could offer housing incentives
Foundation: Knight Foundation

... to our community," Ethiel Garlington, Excutive Director of the Historic Macon Foundation, said. "This is a unique tool that I'm not sure any other districts around us are...more

COCA awarded $35K grant for arts entrepreneurs institute
Foundation: Knight Foundation

“We are thrilled that the Tallahassee Arts Entrepreneurs Institute will align with the Knight Foundation's commitment to providing people with important information. We want artists to grow along...more

Knight grant pushes planning efforts for Frenchtown history
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Community Foundation of North Florida

The Community Foundation of North Florida notified the Riley House Museum that its "Souls To Lead The Way" application was awarded a one-year grant. Grant coordinators want to replace worn...more

Hewlett, Knight, Koch foundations, with other funders, will support independent research on ...
Foundation: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Knight Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Facebook will grant these scholars access to proprietary data that has met the company's new, heightened security around user privacy. The committee will define research topics and invite the broader...more

Minnesota's Ananya Dance Theatre Selected for $100000 McKnight Foundation Grant
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Ananya Dance Theatre, founded by Indian American Ananya Chatterjea, has been named the recipient of a $100,000 grant from the McKnight Foundation. The Minneapolis-based...more

Progress MN: McKnight Foundation
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

“In each of these neighborhoods we support a cluster of organizations that are in relationship with one another, so it's more like an ecosystem where everyone can bring their talents and create a...more

$3 million in grants available in 2018 Knight Arts Challenge Detroit
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Applications for the program will open for idea submissions April 23-May 19, which calls for a 150-word proposal. The challenge seeks ideas that can engage communities across the country with...more

Where's Philanthropy's Fight Against Fake News Headed Next?
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

For example, the News Integrity Initiative, a consortium funded by Facebook, the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund, Ford Foundation, Democracy Fund, the Knight Foundation, and others, recently...more

Sustainable: McKnight aims funding at climate change
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

The well-known foundation, started in 1953 by 3M executive William L. McKnight and his wife, Maude, delivers more than $90 million in grants through seven program areas. One of those, the Climate...more

Detroit's grants team grows, pull dollars into city
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Knight Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

To help strengthen and coordinate its fundraising muscle, the Ford, Kresge and Skillman foundations made a $1.1 million grant to the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan in 2014 to support an...more

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