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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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Industry leaders in law, technology, journalism and philanthropy join ProJourn advisory committee
Foundation: Knight Foundation

On Wednesday, ProJourn, a Reporters Committee program with support from Microsoft, Davis Wright Tremaine, and the Knight Foundation, announced...more

Industry leaders join ProJourn advisory committee
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Industry leaders in law, technology, journalism, and philanthropy join ProJourn advisory committee. Post categories. Announcements. The...more

Applications open for Region 2 Arts Council Artist Fellowship - Bemidji Pioneer
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

"The goal of the fellowship program is to celebrate the region's most talented artists and assist them in furthering and innovating their work...more

Press Forward philanthropy initiative launched to drive local news sustainability
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation

Major philanthropy organizations, led by the MacArthur Foundation and the ... it's most needed,” including news deserts and philanthropic...more

Arts Briefs: Apparently Cats Can Be Trained
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

The Hmong Cultural Center Museum in St. Paul, Minn., is getting a major boost from a $49,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The money will be used to expand the...more

A $12 Million Catalyst: Reimagining Detroit's Midtown Cultural Center Museum District
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Knight Foundation

Among them are the Knight Foundation, the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation, and the Community Foundation for Southeast...more

Akron Civic Commons aims to create a safe, welcoming space for Summit Lake residents
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

Akron Community Foundation. Akron Metro RTA. Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority. Akron Zoo. ArtsNow. GAR Foundation. Knight...more

Simonson, Wolff awarded individual artist grants - Park Rapids Enterprise
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

Supported by funding from the McKnight Foundation, the grants are intended to fund costs associated with the exhibition, performance or...more

Knight Foundation Leader to Retire, Leaving a Powerful Legacy - Chronicle of Philanthropy
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, Denver Foundation, Ford Foundation

Alberto Ibargüen made an indelible mark by helping to save Detroit, boost the arts in Miami, and keep journalism alive and well in the...more

Knight Foundation leader to retire, leaving powerful legacy | The Independent
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, Lilly Endowment

Email: The AP and the Chronicle receive support from the Lilly Endowment for coverage of philanthropy and...more

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