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

Free pop-up series pairs silent films with live music
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Wichita Community Foundation

It is sponsored in partnership by Chamber Music at The Barn with The Knight Foundation through the Wichita Community Foundation, according to...more

Knight Foundation to Give $500000 Through New Miami Arts Initiative
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced today that it will invest $500,000 in grants for Miami-based artists in an effort to...more

Knight Foundation Is Giving $500000 to New Works of Performance Art in Miami
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Today the Knight Foundation announced a new grant the nonprofit hopes will help that scene ... The foundation is no stranger to patronage of the...more

$500000 is up for grabs in new Knight grants. Only new performance works qualify.
Foundation: Knight Foundation

South Florida's bubbling arts scene is largely thanks to Knight Foundation ... call for "ground-breaking, innovative works of dance, theater and...more

A look at how foundations are helping the journalism industry stand up straight
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Freedom Forum, Freedom Forum

The state of the journalism industry might be much more tattered right now if not for philanthropic dollars helping to sustain national and local news ... and nonprofit experts) expressed frustration...more

In southern Minnesota, citizen scientists take on pollution in much-used Cedar River watershed
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

For the last year a team of 50 people, supported by a McKnight Foundation Grant, have been taking weekly measurements in the Cedar River and...more

City joins digital inclusion group in effort to close Long Beach's digital divide
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Long Beach Community Foundation

The collaborative was initiated by the Long Beach Community Foundation and is funded in part by the Knight Foundation. The goal: To combine...more

Chris Daggett, champion for local news, stepping down from Dodge Foundation
Foundation: Community Foundation of New Jersey, Knight Foundation

The biennial Dodge Poetry Festival has thrived as the nation's largest poetry festival. Working with the Community Foundation of New Jersey,...more

Mozilla announces $225000 in grants for "artwork and advocacy exploring AI"
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation

These awards are part of the NetGain Partnership, a collaboration between Mozilla, Ford Foundation, Knight Foundation, MacArthur Foundation,...more

See How This Museum Uses Augmented Reality To See Inside A Mummy
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) a recipient of the grant, has added a digital experience designer and created Lumin, a mobile tour using 3D...more

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