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

Support for New Approaches to Newsroom Diversity
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Recently, the Knight Foundation made a $1.2 million investment in a new diversity, equity and inclusion transformation program at the Maynard Institute. LaSharah S. Bunting, director of...more

Knight Foundation Awards $1.2 million Grant To Maynard Institute To Help Transform American ...
Foundation: Knight Foundation

EMERYVILLE, CA — August 5, 2019 — We have some very exciting news to report. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today...more

Fort Wayne to Transform Alleys
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Alleys in downtown Fort Wayne are being transformed as part of the city's Alley Activation project. The Knight Foundation/Community Foundation...more

Public meeting on University Corridor set for Aug. 15
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The goal of the study -- funded and administered by the Community Foundation of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Region, in partnership with...more

Artfully activating alleyways
Foundation: Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, Knight Foundation

The Fort Wayne Community Development office has used an $83,000 grant from the Knight Foundation/Community Foundation of Greater Fort...more

Strengthening Democracy in the Digital Age
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Sam Gill, vice president of communities and impact at Knight, shares details about the Knight Foundation's recent $50 million investment to develop a new field of research around technology's impact...more

How to use the Michigan Freedom of Information Act
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation

... a partnership between the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Community Foundation for Southeast...more

Can Immersive Technology Help Arts Institutions Reach Beyond Their Walls? This Foundation Is ...
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Chris Barr, director of arts and technology innovation at Knight Foundation said that a number of arts institutions have begun to present art...more

Upaya uses recoverable grants to invest in two Indian agribusinesses
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Upaya has made small investments in 16 social enterprises in India and aims to use the recoverable grant fund to double its reach....more

Knight Foundation Will Award $750000 to Tech Projects Connecting People with the Arts
Foundation: Knight Foundation

... ways,” said Chris Barr, director for arts and technology innovation at the Knight Foundation. “But arts institutions need more knowledge to move beyond just .... a glowing marble...more

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Social Entrepreneurship

$100 Million Fund That’s Fostering Detroit’s Minority Startup Entrepreneurs

$100 Million Fund That’s Fostering Detroit’s Minority Startup Entrepreneurs

Justine Sheu didn’t have any plans of becoming an entrepreneur. The Detroit-based millennial spent her early career educating underserved youth in the area. But with the backing of a funding initiative specifically targeted to boost women and minority entrepreneurs in Southeast Michigan, Sheu cofounded two education-technology startups.

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