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 Cities Challenge has given Lexington projects $787400. Where are the results?
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Last year, the Knight Foundation awarded two grants for Lexington projects. The largest was $150,200 to the Lexington Public Library Foundation...more

Caltagirone, Schwank announce $32400 state grant to fight blight
Foundation: Berks County Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

READING – Reading is in line to receive state grant money aimed at fighting blight in the city, state Rep. Tom Caltagirone and state...more

Drive-in theater could be coming to downtown Macon
Foundation: Knight Foundation

$65,000 from the Knight Foundation grant would get project off the ground. Ambrose says if they win the grant, it shouldn't take long to get...more

Who's Giving to Protect Journalists in the Age of Trump?
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, Overbrook Foundation

Yet, the philanthropy of eBay founder Omidyar was nine times larger than what nearly 2,000 individual donors gave collectively over the past...more

4 Fort Wayne projects selected as finalists for Knight Cities Challenge grants
Foundation: Knight Foundation

For more about the Knight Foundation and its Knight Cities Challenge grant ... The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation started the Knight...more

Exploring Duluth's elephant in the room: Poverty
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Cargill Foundation

The Community Foundation started the Opportunity Gap initiative in the fall of 2015. In conjunction with the launch, it received a $1.5 million grant...more

As Concern Grows, Another Philanthropy-Backed AI Watchdog Launches
Foundation: Knight Foundation

As Concern Grows, Another Philanthropy-Backed AI Watchdog Launches ... Backing includes $5.5 million from the Open Philanthropy Project, and funds ... from some huge tech and philanthropic names, and...more

"We All Need Wikipedia." Why This Foundation Is Giving Millions for Open Knowledge
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

One of the biggest beneficiaries has been the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit ... Earlier grants from Sloan were more Wikipedia-centric,...more

BB&T donates building to Boyertown Library, awards $100000 to Colebrookdale Railroad ...
Foundation: Berks County Community Foundation, Knight Foundation, Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

BB&T Community Banking Group Executive Scott V. Fainor also announced the BB&T Economic Growth Fund of Berks County Community...more

Fire + Ice blog
Foundation: Berks County Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

The major funding for this event is from the Hawley and Myrtle Quier Fund of Berks County Community Foundation and is a discretionary grant that...more

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