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

Knight Foundation grants $2 million to boost culture, vitality, access in downtown St. Paul
Foundation: Knight Foundation

A new $1.5 million grant aims to make sure of that. A smaller grant will fund “The Song Poet,” a new Minnesota Opera production chronicling a...more

Glendale Cemetery Hosting Free Outdoor Movie Screening
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

... affordable entertainment for Akron residents and is made possible by support from the Knight Foundation and the Akron Community...more

Longest Table serves up food and conversation
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The planning study is funded at the request of the Community Foundation and the Knight Foundation, and the data will be shared with the...more

Hundreds to gather at the Longest Table along University Avenue
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Organized by the Community Foundation of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Region and the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals,...more

Support for New Approaches to Newsroom Diversity
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Recently, the Knight Foundation made a $1.2 million investment in a new diversity, equity and inclusion transformation program at the Maynard Institute. LaSharah S. Bunting, director of...more

Knight Foundation Awards $1.2 million Grant To Maynard Institute To Help Transform American ...
Foundation: Knight Foundation

EMERYVILLE, CA — August 5, 2019 — We have some very exciting news to report. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today...more

Fort Wayne to Transform Alleys
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Alleys in downtown Fort Wayne are being transformed as part of the city's Alley Activation project. The Knight Foundation/Community Foundation...more

Public meeting on University Corridor set for Aug. 15
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The goal of the study -- funded and administered by the Community Foundation of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Region, in partnership with...more

Artfully activating alleyways
Foundation: Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, Knight Foundation

The Fort Wayne Community Development office has used an $83,000 grant from the Knight Foundation/Community Foundation of Greater Fort...more

Strengthening Democracy in the Digital Age
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Sam Gill, vice president of communities and impact at Knight, shares details about the Knight Foundation's recent $50 million investment to develop a new field of research around technology's impact...more

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Barbecue Eatery Serves More Than Food, Gives Troubled Youth Chance at Success

Barbecue Eatery Serves More Than Food, Gives Troubled Youth Chance at Success

A Washington, D.C. barbecue joint provides more than food on its menu. It intends to rescue troubled young people, educate them about the food trade, and give them a shot at success.

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