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

When to Apply for Grants at Waccamaw Community Foundation
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Waccamaw Community Foundation

Grants at Waccamaw Community Foundation come from many different funds. Though most are distributed through donor-directed or...more

Pérez Art Museum Miami Receives $200000 Matching Grant from Knight Foundation
Foundation: Knight Foundation

She is the recipient of an Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant and is also the coeditor of Lawrence Alloway: Critic and Curator (2015),...more

Iowa State University STRIPS research project receives grants to expand training
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

The Walton Family Foundation grant awarded the project nearly $359,000 for two years, ending in July 2018. The McKnight Foundation grant...more

Digital archive draws Knight Foundation grant
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Maine Community Foundation

Assisted by a $2,500 grant from the Maine Charity Foundation Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, Soules and Morrill began converting...more

Knight Makes $4.8M Philanthropic Investment in Local News
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Last week, the news industry made some news itself when the nonprofit Poynter Institute released information about an $881,000 grant from the...more

DC3 to Develop Inclusive Urban Development Strategy for Next Phase of Detroit City of Design ...
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation

... CHAT of Michigan, Cite du Design, University of Michigan, ArtPlace, Ford Foundation, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, University...more

Burton D. Morgan Foundation awards $50000 to Akron Soul Train, more: See the list of grants
Foundation: Knight Foundation

HUDSON, Ohio – The Burton D. Morgan Foundation, in honor of its 50th anniversary, awarded a $50,000 grant to Akron Soul Train, the first of...more

All Shook Up: Evaluating Journalism
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Community Foundation for San Benito County

BenitoLink was originally funded largely by a Knight Foundation grant as a project of the Community Foundation for San Benito County. On its...more

Jump Start Incubator Celebrates an Anniversary
Foundation: Berks County Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

The Jump Start Incubator is a company that helps new small business owners get over the first initial hump. It creates a positive environment full of guidance resources to help new companies survive...more

Lexington among 10 cities selected to receive Knight Foundation funding for On the Table initiative
Foundation: Blue Grass Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

“With community foundations like Blue Grass Community Foundation leading the effort, the information gathered through this initiative will tap into...more

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