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

National experts will tackle future of marijuana laws in Pennsylvania at community forum
Foundation: Berks County Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

This moderated discussion on marijuana is being organized as part of Berks County Community Foundation's Consider It initiative. State...more

Knight Cities Challenge grant program again will seek innovative ideas to improve communities
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Applications for Knight Cities Challenge grants can be submitted Oct. ... Abbott is special assistant to the foundation's vice president for community and ... members believe are essential to...more

How Funders Are Using the Power of Their Investments to Impact Climate Change
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, McKnight Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

... screening of stocks, impact investment, and divestment in fossil fuels. ... A big reason impact investing is especially relevant to climate change...more

Knight Foundation grant funds arts and culture community center at Summit Lake
Foundation: Knight Foundation

AKRON, Ohio -- Unusual signage along Summit Lake's stretch of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail invites trail enthusiasts to tap into their inner...more

Philanthropy leaders place newspaper ads in response to police shootings
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, McKnight Foundation

Some of the nation's largest foundations took out full-page newspaper advertisements Sunday, urging readers to share their stories of hope as...more

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

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