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

Around the Arts, Dec. 28
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

He earned a bachelor's of fine arts degree from the School of Art Institute of Chicago in painting, drawing and art history, and a master's degree...more

Five generations of journalists, learning from each other
Foundation: Knight Foundation

“A news outlet that embraces a diversity of generations and experiences creates an environment where innovation, openness, and creativity can...more

In downtown West Palm, your mobile device will now tell officials where you went and how you got ...
Foundation: Knight Foundation

... $225,000 and the remaining $75,000 coming from the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, according to Christopher...more

Around the Arts, Dec. 21
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

The grant is funded by the McKnight Foundation, and provides financial assistance to artists in any arts discipline or in any stage of their career as...more

American Journalism Project Awards $8.5 Million for Local News
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The American Journalism Project, a nonpartisan venture philanthropy ... but what's been missing until now is the philanthropic capital to support...more

UVM sustainable agriculture team awarded $660K in global partnership
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

The McKnight Foundation's CCRP program provides research grants focused on ecological solutions and farmer's engagement, along with...more

Register for the Next Step Fund Grant Workshop at the ACCC Arts Center
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council's Next Step Fund, funded by the McKnight Foundation, provides project grants up to $5,000 to individual...more

Public Space Philanthropy is Having a Moment
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Parks, libraries, universities, museums, and concert halls have long relied on generous philanthropic underwriters to benefit a public...more

Purdue University's Cooperative Extension reviews tactical urbanism projects in Fort Wayne
Foundation: Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, Knight Foundation

... as alleys, sidewalks, parks, underpasses and public buildings was funded by the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne/Knight...more

The Power of Open Data to Transform and Engage Communities
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Lilian Coral, Knight Foundation's director for national strategy and technology innovation, shares details on the Foundation's new call for ideas that explore transformational ways data can be used...more

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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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