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

Black Philanthropists' Storytelling Initiative Provides New Platform
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The goal of Black Philanthropy Month is to inform, involve, inspire and invest in Black philanthropic leadership and to strengthen African-American...more

4 Key Points for Fostering Positive Virtual Engagement in the Time of Global Social Distancing
Foundation: Knight Foundation

In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, Connect the Dots, a stakeholder engagement firm backed by Enterprise Ireland, Ireland's trade and...more

Knight Foundation Offering Miami-Dade Artists Grants For Innovation During Pandemic
Foundation: Knight Foundation

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, many of South Florida's performing artists and arts venues are trying their best to stay connected to their...more

Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

Undergraduate Research Center: Partnered with Minnesota State Mankato Foundation to award students 42 undergraduate research grants...more

Study shows racial gap in perceived access to arts and culture in metro Detroit
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Study shows racial gap in perceived access to arts and culture in metro ... a statement by Priya Sircar, director of the Knight Foundation's arts...more

ICA Miami Expands Research Department and Renames To Knight Foundation Art + Research ...
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The department's new name commemorates a $2 million grant to ICA Miami from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in 2018. The...more

Headwaters Foundation Leader Joins McKnight Foundation (Transitions)
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

Legacies. Carmen Castellano, co-founder of the Castellano Family Foundation, died on July 18 at age 81. Castellano started her philanthropy with...more

Toward a More Flexible Model of Philanthropy
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

“It's been a tremendous time of change in philanthropy,” says Carol S. ... approach to integrating more data into philanthropic and nonprofit...more

San Jose Museum of Art
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Packard Foundation, Hearst Foundation , William Randolph Hearst Foundation, William Randolph Hearst Foundation

... by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and The William Randolph Hearst Foundation. SJMA...more

PHDC, Knight Foundation launch $300000 effort to support healing based art
Foundation: Knight Foundation

... role in helping communities understand and process significant events and experiences," said Kacie Liss, Coordinator of Arts is Essential...more

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Bina Sitaram, a 40-year old former senior garment technician in the fashion industry, has created a social enterprise that affords young students lessons in healthy living by holding gardening, cooking and arts and crafts sessions.

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