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

Knight Media Forum Focuses on Non-Profit News, Impact and Danger of Algorithms
Foundation: Knight Foundation

But more intimate breakout sessions and panels offered a chance to see where philanthropic attention to media is being directed right now: discussions ... Rather, the gathered leaders in media,...more

Knight Media Forum: Strengthening Local News, Community and Democracy
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Long Beach Community Foundation, Community Foundation for San Benito County

BenitoLink was developed through a partnership with the Community Foundation for San Benito County and a substantial startup grant from the Knight Foundation. The annual media event consists of a...more

Knight Foundation grants $1.5 million to CitizenDetroit to expand civic participation
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The Miami-based John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has made a $1.5 million grant to CitizenDetroit to expand its efforts to get Detroit residents the information and access they need to influence...more

The Knight Foundation has $1 million for tech-driven culture projects
Foundation: Knight Foundation

While the foundation has recently provided grants to aid the Philadelphia housing crisis or aid other local civic projects, the Prototype Fund ... The Knight Foundation urges applicants to consider...more

Impact Philanthropy Means Strengthening Relationships
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Foundations and non-profit organizations need to have strong bonded relationships built on trust and common objectives in order to achieve the highest impact philanthropy and the most thoughtful,...more

Knight Foundation to offer $1 million share for new art technology ideas
Foundation: Knight Foundation

AKRON, Ohio -- The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is accepting applications for new, digitally driven ideas that help connect people to the arts through technology. The Knight Foundation will...more

A new kind of community garden
Foundation: Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

Thanks to the support of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Urban Roots is thrilled to be hosting a full day of training for individuals, community organizations, schools, and nonprofits to learn...more

Growth Industry: A "Disruptor" Helps Libraries Navigate an Expanding Funding Landscape
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Weinberg Foundation

Look across the philanthropy space and you'll find many funders encouraging libraries to embrace accessibility, inclusion, and technological innovation. The space certainly isn't suffering from a...more

Arizona university gets $1.9M to research future of TV news
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is the recipient of a $1.9 million grant from the Knight Foundation. The grant ... The Knight Foundation is known for its investment in...more

Journalism's New Patrons: Newspapers deepen embrace of philanthropy
Foundation: Knight Foundation

But as newsroom layoffs continue with no apparent end, increasingly they are seeking philanthropic support, and the nonprofit world is delivering. Eight of the 10 initial reporters funded by...more

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