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

The Knight Foundation launches $750000 initiative for immersive technology for the arts
Foundation: Knight Foundation

“But arts institutions need more knowledge to move beyond just ... a mobile app for classical music audiences that receives real-time program notes...more

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Knight grant to help tackle social media ills
Foundation: Knight Foundation

That's why we applaud the Knight Foundation for committing nearly $50 ... and research institutions that are recipients of the foundation's...more

SB2 Philanthropy Symposium Speakers Tell Nonprofits to Value Themselves
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The local philanthropic community in Sarasota and Manatee counties assembled at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota yesterday for the latest in SRQ...more

Director of Growth: Join ImpactAlpha's team to expand impact investing's must-read publication
Foundation: Knight Foundation

ImpactAlpha is the leading source of impact investing news, a must-read for impact investors and entrepreneurs globally. Our team...more

Knight Foundation Offers $750K in Grants for Immersive Tech in the Arts
Foundation: Knight Foundation

We hope to find innovative uses for this technology, new approaches for moving audiences through these experiences, and opportunities to...more

Grand Rapids Community Media Center Announces New Board Members
Foundation: Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

... IT Manager at Grand Rapids Community Foundation; Mark Smith, attorney at Rhoades McKee; Michael Van Denend, executive director of...more

Submittable Raises $10M Series B to Transform the Application Submission and Review Process
Foundation: Knight Foundation


Beyond Trade-offs: A common language helps investors define their contribution to social impact
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

They are able to advocate for why their own approaches to impact investing are 'right,' without needing to imply that others' approaches are...more

DSO launches effort to activate secluded courtyard behind The Max
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The orchestra has secured over $1 million in grants for summer programs and ... The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Ralph C. Wilson...more

Wind down during Self Care Sunday at the Columbia Museum of Art
Foundation: Central Carolina Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

... possible by a grant provided from the Knight Foundation Fund and a Connected Communities grant at Central Carolina Community...more

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Stepping Stones Charity Bags Social Enterprise Award

Stepping Stones Charity Bags Social Enterprise Award

Stepping Stones, a UK-registered nonprofit, was awarded as champions in the 'Education, Jobs and Training’ category at the inaugural Social Enterprise Awards, held recently in Londonderry.

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