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

Study shows racial gap in perceived access to arts and culture in metro Detroit
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Study shows racial gap in perceived access to arts and culture in metro ... a statement by Priya Sircar, director of the Knight Foundation's arts...more

ICA Miami Expands Research Department and Renames To Knight Foundation Art + Research ...
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The department's new name commemorates a $2 million grant to ICA Miami from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in 2018. The...more

Headwaters Foundation Leader Joins McKnight Foundation (Transitions)
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

Legacies. Carmen Castellano, co-founder of the Castellano Family Foundation, died on July 18 at age 81. Castellano started her philanthropy with...more

Toward a More Flexible Model of Philanthropy
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

“It's been a tremendous time of change in philanthropy,” says Carol S. ... approach to integrating more data into philanthropic and nonprofit...more

San Jose Museum of Art
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Packard Foundation, Hearst Foundation , William Randolph Hearst Foundation, William Randolph Hearst Foundation

... by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and The William Randolph Hearst Foundation. SJMA...more

PHDC, Knight Foundation launch $300000 effort to support healing based art
Foundation: Knight Foundation

... role in helping communities understand and process significant events and experiences," said Kacie Liss, Coordinator of Arts is Essential...more

BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Paul Cheung, director of journalism and technology innovation at the ...
Foundation: Knight Foundation

That was my first big break in journalism.” Advertisement. What's an interesting book/article you're reading during coronavirus social distancing?...more

Native News Online Gets Knight Foundation Grant for New Website, Digital Platform
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Native News Online will use a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to overhaul its website with an updated design and...more

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

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Using Crowd-Sourced Technology for Social Good

Using Crowd-Sourced Technology for Social Good

Crowd-sourcing is deemed an effective and useful tool to preserve and protect the earth’s species. As proof, the International Barcode of Life (iBOL) summons citizens around the world to collect samples to assist universities, natural history museums and research institutes.

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