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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$2,192,836,756 - 2011-12-31
$2,618,700,006 - 2007-12-31


$139,253,825 - 2011-12-31
$121,267,122 - 2007-12-31

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Recent News from Knight Foundation

Newsmatch Making a Lasting Impact in Communities Throughout the U.S.
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Karen Rundlet, director for journalism at Knight Foundation, writes an article originally published at Her article tackles how "Americans still don't understand the full extent of the...more

Artificial Intelligence - A Boost for Journalism?
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Paul Cheung, director for journalism at Knight Foundation, writes that when AI is harnessed properly, it can become journalism's 'superfood'. According to Cheung, there are many examples of how AI...more

Local news initiatives run into a capital shortage
Foundation: Knight Foundation

“There may not be enough philanthropic capital, even on the sidelines, to support the scope and depth of local news-gathering that our...more

Wooing the young billionaires
Foundation: Knight Foundation

With arts philanthropy static in the UK and declining in the US, what needs to .... get more hands-on, they are engaging in fewer philanthropic...more

Funders and subscribers support a free press, student journalists
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The fund, a partnership of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Michigan, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the...more

Around the Arts, Dec. 28
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

He earned a bachelor's of fine arts degree from the School of Art Institute of Chicago in painting, drawing and art history, and a master's degree...more

Five generations of journalists, learning from each other
Foundation: Knight Foundation

“A news outlet that embraces a diversity of generations and experiences creates an environment where innovation, openness, and creativity can...more

In downtown West Palm, your mobile device will now tell officials where you went and how you got ...
Foundation: Knight Foundation

... $225,000 and the remaining $75,000 coming from the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, according to Christopher...more

Around the Arts, Dec. 21
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

The grant is funded by the McKnight Foundation, and provides financial assistance to artists in any arts discipline or in any stage of their career as...more

American Journalism Project Awards $8.5 Million for Local News
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The American Journalism Project, a nonpartisan venture philanthropy ... but what's been missing until now is the philanthropic capital to support...more

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Y Life Teaches Students about Philanthropy

Y Life Teaches Students about Philanthropy

The Junior League of Gaston County, in partnership with the Central Family YMCA, has put the Y Life Program back on running track. It’s been operating for eight years, but has lost funding. Now, Junior League stepped in to help it continue.

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