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

Long Beach Public Radio hits the airwaves with a chorus of local voices
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Long Beach Community Foundation

Another backer of the project includes the Long Beach Community Foundation, which granted the nonprofit $40,000 from the Knight Foundation...more

Charles Koch Institute fellowship funds journalists
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Philadelphia Foundation

... with a subsidized salary and job at a participating media organization for accepted fellows (through grants by the Foundation). The fellowship is...more

Knight Foundation invests in tech initiatives for Pérez Art Museum, New World Symphony
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The grants are part of a $37 million boon for Miami arts announced this ... the Frost School of Music and $2 million for Florida International University...more

Knight Foundation Gives $37 M. to Miami Arts Organizations
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation Gives $37 M. to Miami Arts Organizations. By Claire ... The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will distribute $37 million in grants to 22 Miami-based arts organizations. ......more

Year in Review: Minnesota's Arts & Culture Scene in 2018
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

The Minnesota State Arts Board did not renew a grant for Art Shanty ... The 1920s-era theater is being returned it to its former glory as a live music...more

A foundation's bet on the arts in Miami paid off big — so it's laying down millions more

About $128 million in grants later, Knight says, it's paid off big time: the ... Funneling grants to the arts fits neatly with the Knight foundation's mission, ... the Haitian-American author's...more

Tackling the 'opportunity gap': Hutchinson foundation takes on child poverty in southwestern ...
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Knight Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation, Bush Foundation, McKnight Foundation

And then, certainly, we have grant-making that we do to support nonprofit ... There was this sense in the community [back then] that all kids were...more

Arts Briefs, Nov. 25
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

The show exhibits traditional and contemporary artwork by AAI grant ... BEMIDJI—Headwaters Music & Arts will sponsor a four-hour workshop...more

Giving Tuesday And NewsMatch Are The Real Spirit Of The Season
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Black Friday and its consumption-minded spinoffs Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday make it easy to forget that the holidays are...more

Exclusive: Phil Knight gives Knight Foundation $109 million
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The Business Journal, in which Knight's philanthropy was last week's cover story, estimates the Knight family already has given away or made...more

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