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

Ask the Experts: Foundations Back an Effort to Get Academics Into the Media
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Lilly Endowment

With the press, and the very concept of factual information for that matter, under attack, philanthropy's taken a keen interest in journalism and media projects. One such outfit that's drawing...more

Kimmel Center's Expands 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Leeway Foundation

Jos Duncan is a multimedia producer, social entrepreneur, and Chief Storyteller at Love Now Media (2016), a social enterprise with a mission to tell stories through media production and...more

Santana: Voice of OC Was There For You in 2017
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, Orange County Community Foundation, Weingart Foundation

I've spent the better part of this week talking about the special people that put out the nonprofit news content that you enjoy for free on a daily basis from Voice of OC. As we enter our ninth year...more

One day left to reach's $18972 goal
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

We also were awarded a $50,000 grant from the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund through the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation in 2017 that will run out tomorrow. We will apply again in a few weeks for...more

There's still time to visit the Trains at NorthPark
Foundation: Knight Foundation

There's still time to visit the Trains at NorthPark, a beloved holiday tradition that is the principal fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. Presented by Bank of Texas, the display of 750...more

Knight Foundation Awards More than $1 Million in Grants to 11 Organizations in San Jose
Foundation: Knight Foundation

California Walks ($150,000) – Creating a safer and more walkable San Jose by supporting the launch of Walk San Jose, the city's first pedestrian advocacy program. Through the program, the...more

Technology Leaders Gather At eMerge Americas 2018
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Microsoft

The 2018 conference will feature prominent thought leaders in the worlds of innovation, entrepreneurship and public policy. Renowned Latin American speakers include the former President of Mexico,...more

With Support From a Major Bank, a City Takes on Inequality
Foundation: Foundation for the Carolinas, Knight Foundation

When it comes to reducing inequality, philanthropy's track record is spotty at best. Left-leaning funders can back all the studies and pilot programs they want, but what if public officials and the...more

Detroit Free Press' Stephen Henderson Out After Harassment Investigation
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation

“The Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, in partnership with the Ford Foundation and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. It...more

Around the Arts, December 17
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

BEMIDJI—The deadline to apply for The Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant Program, made available with funding from the McKnight Foundation, is Jan. 15. The program provides financial...more

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