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

“Where there is disruption, there is opportunity”: What does the future hold for nonprofit newsrooms?
Foundation: Knight Foundation

In a recent report, Anya Schiffrin acknowledges philanthropy's role in the ... The uneven distribution of philanthropic funds has also revealed some...more

Bush Foundation takes on debt for $100M effort to close wealth gap
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Bush Foundation, McKnight Foundation

To do so, Bush is taking on debt — a rare move in the philanthropy world. ... Twin Cities philanthropic leaders created the Philanthropic Collective...more

Knight Foundation grants boost St. Paul efforts tackling racial disparities
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation grants boost St. Paul efforts tackling racial disparities ... including the city of St. Paul's Community-First Public Safety...more

Long Beach Community Foundation begins 25th anniversary celebration
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Long Beach Community Foundation

Jean Bixby Smith and Jim Worsham, two founders of the Long Beach Community Foundation, will be part of the webinar. (Courtesy...more

With city's 'wish list' for University Avenue Corridor established, backers and city leaders now ...
Foundation: Knight Foundation

City leaders have started to dive into a newly released study organized by the local Community Foundation of and the Knight Foundation that gives...more

Baptist Health Announces Knight Foundation Fellowship in Healthcare Technology Innovation
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Fellows will also gain skills in innovative arts, including opportunity assessment, economic modeling and investment presentations. “The...more

Mortgage rates…shop local & nuts
Foundation: Knight Foundation

16, 2020. Movie Theatre Relief Grants Awardees include: Moore Family Theatres ... is in the works thanks to a $40,000 grant by the Knight...more

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The Social Investment Tax Relief

The proposed Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) has UK civil society and social organizations stirred up this season. The supposed tax relief on investment in social impact bonds will support the UK social economy.

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