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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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Julie Schwartz Named Director of Development at Van Wezel Foundation
Foundation: Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

05/11/2022 By Staff. Fast Track. Gulf Coast Community Foundation Announces Promotion and Growth. 03/24/2022 By Staff....more

Distinguished Speakers Series | Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Annenberg Foundation, Annenberg Foundation

The Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy hosted an illuminating ... and building networks among foundation leaders and philanthropic...more

New mural celebrating Seminole Tribe of Florida unveiled in Tallahassee
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Community Foundation of North Florida

... the Knight Foundation distributed by the Community Foundation of North Florida with a goal to increase cultural representation through...more

Columbia's Famously Hot New Year will not return; City planning new event | Arts & Entertainment
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Free Times' arts, culture and music coverage is provided courtesy of a Knight Foundation grant. COLUMBIA — The annual Famously Hot New Year...more

Carnegie Corporation of New York Announces the 2022 Class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows | News
Foundation: Carnegie Corporation of New York, Knight Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This year's commitment totals $5.6 million in philanthropic support. ... INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER PHILANTHROPY ENVIRONMENT...more

Beam signing celebrates new center at Frost School of Music | News | bakersfield.com
Foundation: Knight Foundation

“The Knight Center for Music Innovation is an exquisite expression of the ... said Victoria Rogers, vice president of Knight's arts...more

How Robert Wood Johnson And McKnight Are Rethinking ESG For Foundations
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Johnson Foundation, Kresge Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

For some foundations, making ESG investments isn’t enough. At least two organizations have gone a step further and set up separate pools of capital that can only be invested in accordance with...more

Let's talk Lex through “On the Table” | City of Lexington - Lexingtonky.gov
Foundation: Blue Grass Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

On the Table is made possible through the financial support of Blue Grass Community Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and...more

Long Beach Community Foundation Seeks Scholarship, Grant Applications
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Long Beach Community Foundation

The Long Beach Community Foundation is offering a number of scholarships, including one for students who were "safely surrendered at birth," the Long Beach Press-Telegram reports. According to a...more

Climate grant illustrates growth in philanthropy-funded news - San Francisco Chronicle
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Climate grant illustrates growth in philanthropy-funded news ... organization's largest single expansion paid for through philanthropic...more



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Stemming from a Kickstarter campaign, a recycled water bottle roof would provide shelter for disaster victims in light of the recent devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.




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