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

Cultural Wealth: Knight Foundation Announces Winners of 2018 Knight Arts Challenge
Foundation: Knight Foundation

On Wednesday, the 2018 Knight Arts Challenge announced its latest wave of grants making 25 Detroit-based artists, institutions and non-profits...more

AT THE MUSEUM: Grant allows museum to combine art, technology
Foundation: Knight Foundation

AT THE MUSEUM: Grant allows museum to combine art, technology .... opportunity to develop innovative ideas that connect technology and the...more

Revamping your nonprofit's digital strategy? The Tech in the Commons ebook reboot is here
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The updated tome includes lessons from both years of the event series. Topics include social media, data storytelling, Smart Cities and...more

Arts Briefs, Nov. 4
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

In addition, Bemidji State University offers purchase awards, choosing ... BEMIDJI—Headwaters Music & Arts will host Canadian-American...more

Knight Foundation Awards $20 Million in Grants to Detroit Cultural Institutions
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced that it is investing $20 million in strengthening the arts in Detroit. The majority of the...more

Knight Foundation brings $20M for Detroit arts
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The arts community in Detroit will get another shot in the arm with $20 million ... The new funds come on top of $52 million in grants to artists and...more

Detroit arts community gets $20M boost from Knight Foundation
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Knight Foundation

This master plan for the front of the building is very ambitious and the Knight Foundation grant will allow us to engage audiences outside of...more

Detroit arts community to get $20 million boost from Knight Foundation
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Detroit's arts community is getting $20 million from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to continue its growth and innovation. The new...more

What happened and what's next with On The Table
Foundation: Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Knight Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

“The energy all day long, no matter where I went, was so high,” said Kathryn Dennis, president of the Community Foundation of Central...more

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

This year's event also is made possible in part by a grant from the Bemidji Area ... BEMIDJI—Headwaters Music & Arts will sponsor a story slam...more

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Key to Successful Social Entrepreneurs: MENTORS

Key to Successful Social Entrepreneurs: MENTORS
Liam Black, co-founder of Wavelength, writes how collaboration and embracing mentoring are ways to make social entrepreneurs successful....

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