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

Seven projects win Knight Foundation Fund grants
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Community Foundation of North Florida

Seven projects will share $350,000 in grants awarded through the Knight Foundation Fund at the Community Foundation of North...more

Miami Music Project receives grant from Knight Foundation
Foundation: Knight Foundation

This included pivotal seed funding to create Miami Music Project. Thanks to the 2008 Knight Arts Challenge grant, Miami Music Project has...more

McKnight Foundation promotes from within to fill new director role
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

She will retain her duties in impact investing, a news release from the foundation said, noting, "This is a newly created position designed to...more

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative grants awarded
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

The Region 2 Arts Council recently awarded $6,907 through the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Program, which is governed by the AAI...more

Nonprofit Media Insiders See Promise for 2019
Foundation: Knight Foundation

December 31, 2018; Nieman Lab. In his prediction for 2019 for Nieman Lab, Jim Friedlich, executive director of the nonprofit Lenfest Institute...more

Cary Council gives $50000 grants to three promising UT Southwestern doctors
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Cary Council gives $50,000 grants to three promising UT Southwestern ... $25,000: John Eagle Dealerships and Eugene McDermott...more

Long Beach Public Radio hits the airwaves with a chorus of local voices
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Long Beach Community Foundation

Another backer of the project includes the Long Beach Community Foundation, which granted the nonprofit $40,000 from the Knight Foundation...more

Charles Koch Institute fellowship funds journalists
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Philadelphia Foundation

... with a subsidized salary and job at a participating media organization for accepted fellows (through grants by the Foundation). The fellowship is...more

Knight Foundation invests in tech initiatives for Pérez Art Museum, New World Symphony
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The grants are part of a $37 million boon for Miami arts announced this ... the Frost School of Music and $2 million for Florida International University...more

Knight Foundation Gives $37 M. to Miami Arts Organizations
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation Gives $37 M. to Miami Arts Organizations. By Claire ... The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will distribute $37 million in grants to 22 Miami-based arts organizations. ......more

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