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


Amazon's Bezos tops list of richest charitable gifts in 2020
Foundation: Knight Foundation

... in 2020, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy's annual list of top donations, a $10 billion gift that is intended to help fight climate...more

Knight Foundation grants help Charlotte creatives community
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation funding offers hope to local cultural organizations. COVID-19 forced arts organizations and cultural institutions to make an...more

A force behind Minnesota's Legacy Fund, arts advocate Sheila Smith retires after a quarter-century
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Graham attended an Americans for the Arts conference in Minnesota and noted the Legacy Amendment logos on signs and in programs. She knows...more

Foothills Forum: A community news organization
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Its funding, from individual contributions by more than 200 local citizens as well as from foundation grants, is increasing. As the 2020...more

Knight Foundation awards Philadelphia arts groups $780000
Foundation: Knight Foundation

... Ladies Cabaret and the BlackStar Film Festival, will receive grants totaling $780,000 from the Knight Foundation, the foundation reported...more

Knight Foundation boosts Playwright Center's move to St. Paul, Victoria Theater, Ordway and more
Foundation: Knight Foundation

... said Priya Sircar, director of the Knight Foundation's arts program. Also receiving grants are the Victoria Theater Arts Center in Frogtown,...more

Four new historical markers debuted in Frenchtown
Foundation: Knight Foundation

They were paid for with grants from the Knight Foundation and the Tallahassee Community Redevelopment Agency. Copyright 2020 Scripps...more

R2AC awards $15000 in Individual Artist Grants
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

The Individual Artist Grant Program is supported by a grant from the McKnight Foundation to fund costs associated with the exhibition,...more

$2.1 million investment to drive Black tech
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Now, after securing the physical space and monetary support, the social entrepreneur duo rebranded previous initiatives to form a pathway for...more



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