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

Fund to give $322000 for local journalism engagement efforts
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation

Support comes from the Miami-based John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the New York-based Ford Foundation and the Detroit-based Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. The local foundation...more

Frost School Dean Shelton Berg wins 2017 Knight Arts Champion title, grant
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Dean of the Frost School of Music, Shelton G. Berg, was named a 2017 Knight Arts Champion and awarded a $10,000 grant for his Donna Shalala MusicReach Program. The Knight Foundation supports art...more

Folsom award dinner proceeds will build wellness center at Methodist
Foundation: Communities Foundation of Texas, Knight Foundation

The Methodist Health System Foundation grossed $2.2 million at its Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award dinner honoring David B. Miller in October. Proceeds will fund the Robert S. Folsom Wellness...more

Waterworld: Who's Funding the Latest Effort to Withstand Sea-Level Rise?
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

It currently has five funders, including a big player in resilience and city philanthropy, the Kresge Foundation. The Knight Foundation, which funds Miami as one of its target geographies and is a...more

Knight Foundation Grants $2.5 Million for Public Art Projects in South Florida
Foundation: Knight Foundation

ArtnewsThe Knight Foundation has awarded $2.5 million in funding to forty-three artists and arts organizations in South Florida for public arts projects, including the Miami Mermaid Debates, a...more

Knight Foundation Helps Drive Miami Art Scene
Foundation: Knight Foundation

This week, 43 new Knight Arts Challenge grants were awarded, including ... The challenge is but one aspect of the foundation's...more

Knight Foundation awards $2.5m in grants to realise 43 Miami art projects
Foundation: Knight Foundation

... L. Knight Foundation announced a total of $2.5m in grants on Monday (4 December) awarded to 43 arts organisations and individuals. The funding is part of the Knight Arts Challenge Miami, which...more

Knight Foundation Awards $2.5 M. in Public Art Project Grants
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The Knight Foundation has named the winners of its 10th annual Knight Arts Challenge, which awards grants to art projects proposed by South Florida-based artists and organizations. This year's 43...more

Knight Foundation Announces 43 Arts Challenge Winners
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The Knight Foundation announced the recipients of its annual Knight Arts Challenge grants tonight, giving $2.5 million to 43 local arts...more

Knight Arts Challenge: Foreverglades, 'Cocaine Cowboys,' #NoBroZone win arts grants
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The Knight Arts Challenge awarded $2.5 million to South Florida arts ... of the Everglades and a storytelling-and-music series set in Fort...more

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