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

LION Publishers receives major Knight Foundation grant
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation also announced grants to the Institute for Nonprofit News and the News Revenue Hub, two other nonprofit organizations working...more

'Move the community forward.' Q&A with 5 powerful women leaders in Macon
Foundation: Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Knight Foundation

The Knight Foundation, the Otis Redding Foundation, the Peyton Anderson Foundation, the Griffith Family Foundation and the Community...more

12000 Expected For "On The Table" Conversations
Foundation: Blue Grass Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

... of the “On the Table” program in four different central Kentucky counties. The Blue Grass Community Foundation coordinates the Knight...more

How the simple act of sharing a meal is creating community change
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Based on suggestions from the 2018 "Around the Table," the community foundation also awarded more than $17,000 in grants to organizations...more

Arlington should not cut arts funding
Foundation: Knight Foundation

This would likely make Arlington's arts grant budget the lowest in the region and basically end the award-winning space and services grant program...more

Organizer John Kuester, 78, who helped tackle rural and community issues, has died
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Three Rivers Community Foundation

In his own community, Kuester helped launch the Three Rivers Community Foundation, which raises funds to support nonprofits, students...more

On the Table brings locals together to share perspectives on Lexington's future
Foundation: Blue Grass Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

“We hope Lexmark voices represented in the feedback will also impact the efforts taken by the Blue Grass Community Foundation around this...more

Knight Foundation arts director on lookout for ideas that rev up Akron
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Last year, the foundation took a year off from arts grant-giving in Akron to assess the success of the city's projects. Knight Foundation has...more

City releases action plan to improve downtown spaces
Foundation: Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, Knight Foundation

The action plan was funded by the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne/Knight Foundation, the Fort Wayne Redevelopment...more

Artist Grants totaling $14000 were Awarded to 14 Artists from the Area
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

The Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council has awarded two $1,000 grants to ... Funds are provided by the McKnight Foundation of...more

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Social Entrepreneur Launches Peru State College’s Distinguished Speaker Series

Social Entrepreneur Launches Peru State College’s Distinguished Speaker Series

Social entrepreneur and co-founder of Krochet Kids International, Kohl Crecilius, Peru State College’s 2013-14 Distinguished Speaker Series at the College Theatre.

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