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 Foundation arts director on lookout for ideas that rev up Akron
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Last year, the foundation took a year off from arts grant-giving in Akron to assess the success of the city's projects. Knight Foundation has...more

City releases action plan to improve downtown spaces
Foundation: Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, Knight Foundation

The action plan was funded by the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne/Knight Foundation, the Fort Wayne Redevelopment...more

Artist Grants totaling $14000 were Awarded to 14 Artists from the Area
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

The Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council has awarded two $1,000 grants to ... Funds are provided by the McKnight Foundation of...more

Executive directors share challenges and solutions at roundtable
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Community Foundation for San Benito County

Nonprofit leaders meet with the Community Foundation several times a year to discuss projects, issues, and catch up on each other's...more

Knight Foundation's Akron Arts Challenge Returns
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Now in its fourth year, the arts challenge has funded 63 ideas totaling ... go through a more traditional grant-writing process with support from...more

Knight Arts Challenge returns to Akron
Foundation: Knight Foundation

After taking a year's hiatus, the Knight Arts Challenge Akron is returning, ... Projects also ranged from dance and music performances to bringing public art to ... grantees must find other funding...more

Knight Arts Challenge launches Monday
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Finalists will be announced this summer and winners in the fall. Arts grant recipients are required to raise matching funding. “The arts community has...more

Some groups step in to fill the gap in local news coverage
Foundation: Knight Foundation

This so-called "venture philanthropy" organization was founded by two people who have successfully launched online news products: John...more

Doud daughter is named curator of performance arts
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Elizabeth Doud, a Florida-based arts professional, scholar and multi-disciplinary ... In 2018 Doud received a Knight Foundation Arts Challenge...more

Microsoft, Knight Foundation back new programs from Wyncode, Code/Art
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Microsoft Corp. announced ... In two separate grants, the funds will be used to launch...more

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