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

Faculty awarded national Knight News Challenge grant
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The grant winners' projects aim to help shape the future of libraries, ... which received $35,000 from the Knight Foundation for its development,...more

ICT Chalk Talks to launch Friday with lunchtime party
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Wichita Community Foundation

ICT Chalk Talks, funded through the Knight Foundation Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation, aims to “engage the public in...more

Grant iniative aims to answer what makes residents love where they live and what draws them in ...
Foundation: Central Carolina Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

Through this grant program, the foundation funds philanthropic projects— spearheaded by Midlands nonprofits— based on these answers, with...more

Seven Midlands Charities to Launch Innovative Projects with Second Annual “Connected ...
Foundation: Central Carolina Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

Through this grant program, the Foundation funds philanthropic projects – spearheaded by Midlands nonprofits – based on these answers, with...more

UNC Chapel Hill Receives $1 Million Mellon Foundation Grant
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill has announced a four-year, $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish an...more

A Work in Progress
Foundation: Jerome Foundation , Knight Foundation, Bush Foundation, McKnight Foundation

I came to philanthropy after nearly a decade as the executive director of a culturally-specific arts organization. I understand that in addition to...more

Conway group gets $50000 grant to help Conway become an art district
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Waccamaw Community Foundation

Stevens says the agency defines the arts broadly so the term includes visual and performing arts, theatre and all kinds of music. Even a writer...more

MinnPost receives Marbrook Foundation grant for New Americans coverage
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Joyce Foundation, McKnight Foundation

The grant is one of several the foundation made to “projects that highlight cultural awareness or address social issues of immigrants and...more

McKnight Foundation Announces Quarterly Grants, Impact Investments
Foundation: Barr Foundation , Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

The Minneapolis-based McKnight Foundation has announced second-quarter grants totaling $15.2 million to sixty-six nonprofit organizations...more

Enjoy a seat on Main Street
Foundation: Central Carolina Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

Launched in July 2015, the program is funded by a $34,000 Connected Communities Grant from Central Carolina Community Foundation,...more

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