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

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

BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Paul Cheung, director of journalism and technology innovation at the ...
Foundation: Knight Foundation

That was my first big break in journalism.” Advertisement. What's an interesting book/article you're reading during coronavirus social distancing?...more

Native News Online Gets Knight Foundation Grant for New Website, Digital Platform
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Native News Online will use a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to overhaul its website with an updated design and...more

Here's how newsrooms can make the most of #GivingNewsday on May 5
Foundation: Knight Foundation

This global day of giving will rally philanthropic support in an effort to ease the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which has...more

The Week in impact investing: Trillions
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, McKnight Foundation

There has long been talk of growing impact investing from the billions to the trillions. The time is now. – David Bank and Amy Cortese. Weekly...more

AlasCenter for Excellence in Journalism awards grants to help news media respond to coronavirus
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Rasmuson Foundation

The grants will help fund laptops, video, audio and other digital equipment so that the news organizations can continue to inform the public...more

Coronavirus Florida: Palm Beachers support COVID-19 relief initiatives
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Town of Palm Beach and Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties have mounted robust emergency relief efforts for those hurt...more

Knight Foundation to give $500000 to Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Organizers plan to distribute more grants in the coming weeks, the release said. "As we always do, our community has stepped up in a big way,"...more

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