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

Here's how newsrooms can make the most of #GivingNewsday on May 5
Foundation: Knight Foundation

This global day of giving will rally philanthropic support in an effort to ease the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which has...more

The Week in impact investing: Trillions
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, McKnight Foundation

There has long been talk of growing impact investing from the billions to the trillions. The time is now. – David Bank and Amy Cortese. Weekly...more

AlasCenter for Excellence in Journalism awards grants to help news media respond to coronavirus
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Rasmuson Foundation

The grants will help fund laptops, video, audio and other digital equipment so that the news organizations can continue to inform the public...more

Coronavirus Florida: Palm Beachers support COVID-19 relief initiatives
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Town of Palm Beach and Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties have mounted robust emergency relief efforts for those hurt...more

Knight Foundation to give $500000 to Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Organizers plan to distribute more grants in the coming weeks, the release said. "As we always do, our community has stepped up in a big way,"...more

CEO of Juxtaposition Arts departs for McKnight Foundation
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

The foundation has around $2.3 billion in assets and grants about $90 million per year. Cummings does not know her departure date from JXTA....more

CEO of Juxtaposition Arts departs for McKnight Foundation
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

CEO of Juxtaposition Arts departs for McKnight Foundation. + ... In her new position, Cummings will lead McKnight's arts program, focused on ... Established in 1953, the McKnight Foundation promotes...more

BenitoLink attends Knight Foundation conference in Miami
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Community Foundation for San Benito County

BenitoLink Executive Director Leslie David and Community Foundation for San Benito County President Gary Byrne. Photo provided. The...more

Informed Communities: Evictions
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation, Cleveland Foundation

In their call for ideas, the foundations (Cleveland Foundation, Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation and The Center for...more

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