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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$139,253,825 - 2011-12-31
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Recent News from Knight Foundation

Data geeks in Duluth, here's a grant that might be for you
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Data geeks in Duluth, here's a grant that might be for you ... The Knight Foundation invests in the 26 cities where brothers John S. and James L....more

Cayce City Council receives grant funding from the Central Carolina Community Foundation
Foundation: Central Carolina Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

JoAnn Turnquist, president and CEO of the Central Carolina Community Foundation, presented the City of Cayce with a check for $63,000, funded...more

The State of Public Trust in Local News
Foundation: Knight Foundation

A study, which is part of Knight Foundation's Trust, Media and Democracy initiative with Gallup, probes Americans' perceptions and assessments of local media in depth. The study reveals that...more

Investing in Inclusion and Diversity
Foundation: Knight Foundation

... create positive impacts on strategy, risk management and the optimization of results. ... A Knight Foundation sponsored study on asset management and ... diversity, equity and inclusion are key...more

Knight Foundation gives $700000 for projects focused on Historic West End
Foundation: Knight Foundation

... Training and working with leaders from neighborhood organizations through Duke University's Nonprofit Certificate Management...more

Can we bridge funding gap with entrepreneurship? | Notes on Nonprofits
Foundation: Knight Foundation

I would like to see heightened interest in helping nonprofits run for profit ventures as a revenue generator. Social enterprise, social...more

Minnesota nonprofits put a new focus on issues of race
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

Large foundations — such as Minneapolis' McKnight Foundation and the ... Foundations also can't just rely on doling out grants, but must help...more

Augmented Reality and the Future of Cities
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Niantic Inc. shared the outcomes of the first ever symposium, "Augmenting Cities: A Playful Path to Community," hosted in partnership with the Knight Foundation to leverage the latest Augmented...more

NYU Launches Center for Social Media and Politics After Rise of Fake News, Russian Trolls
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The center is supported by a $5 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and a $5 million matching grant from the Charles...more

Knight Arts Challenge announces winners, $1.3 million in grants
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Knight Arts Challenge announces winners, $1.3 million in grants ..... With the $125,000 grant from the Knight Foundation, Nashef and her team...more

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Social Enterprise Rollercoaster: Riding it in 2014

Social Enterprise Rollercoaster: Riding it in 2014

Cliff Prior, chief executive of UnLtd, a UK-based foundation for social entrepreneurs, writes his preconceived notions about how social enterprise will be a wild rollercoaster ride in 2014.

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