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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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ProPublica founder Dick Tofel speaks on funding/ philanthropy flaws and more
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation

ProPublica founder Dick Tofel speaks on funding/ philanthropy flaws and ... about how philanthropic funds are awarded to journalistic...more

New theater productions offer innovative format, iconic drama to Columbia
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Free Times' arts, culture and music coverage is provided courtesy of a Knight Foundation grant. This week in Columbia, both Workshop Theatre...more

VCU chooses not to participate in asset manager diversity study -
Foundation: Knight Foundation

VCU Investment Management Company, a nonprofit organization run by VCU, is exempt from taxes under Virginia law for some nonprofits, according...more

Debate Commission: Dates announced for U.S. Senate, gubernatorial debates - WHIO-TV
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Akron Community Foundation, GAR Foundation, AARP Ohio, and the Kiplinger Program for...more

Debates, forum set ahead of November general elections - Spectrum News
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Akron Community Foundation, GAR Foundation and, as well as AARP Ohio and the Kiplinger Program...more

Can Miami crypto libertarians learn to love climate tech? - Fast Company
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

So how does a city with a pro-growth, anti-regulation political environment find enough common ground to protect its actual environment? The...more

City of Akron Welcomes Temporary Public Dance Floor Installation in Lock 4
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

... The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, GAR Foundation, and the Akron Community...more

Knight Foundation and Baptist Health Team Up for Fellowship Program in Healthcare ...
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Promoting transformation through experiential learning, the Knight Foundation Fellowship in Healthcare Technology Innovation has wrapped up...more

As first cohort graduates, the Knight Foundation Fellowship in Healthcare Technology ...
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The inaugural class of the Knight Foundation Fellowship in Healthcare Technology Innovation graduated in June 2022. By Baptist Health...more

Baptist Health taking applications for Knight Fellowship in Healthcare Tech Innovation
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Baptist Health Innovations is accepting applications for its 2022-23 Knight Foundation Fellowship in Healthcare Technology...more



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