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

Public Space Philanthropy is Having a Moment
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Parks, libraries, universities, museums, and concert halls have long relied on generous philanthropic underwriters to benefit a public...more

Purdue University's Cooperative Extension reviews tactical urbanism projects in Fort Wayne
Foundation: Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, Knight Foundation

... as alleys, sidewalks, parks, underpasses and public buildings was funded by the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne/Knight...more

The Power of Open Data to Transform and Engage Communities
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Lilian Coral, Knight Foundation's director for national strategy and technology innovation, shares details on the Foundation's new call for ideas that explore transformational ways data can be used...more

More reporters coming to Statehouse
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Jeff Rogers, director of the Illinois Press Foundation and bureau chief of Capitol News Illinois ... So the maximum grant amount will be...more

Online database offers listing of public government meetings in Summit, Cuyahoga counties
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation, Cleveland Foundation

The Akron Community Foundation and the Cleveland Foundation partnered with City Bureau to get the City Scrapers program rolling in...more

Miami Jewish Film Festival awarded prize to support Yiddish cinema program
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation recently awarded $1.8 million to 44 artists and arts organizations throughout South Florida who...more

What will cultural philanthropy look like in the 21st century? A new forum aims to find out
Foundation: Knight Foundation

... were either “somewhat concerned” or “very concerned” about about philanthropic trends. ... And then there is the shift in the nature of...more

Can an App Drive More Voters to the Polls in 2020? This Entrepreneur Has High Hopes It Will
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The Knight Foundation in September awarded Democracy Works a $3 million grant to further its work. The cash infusion brings the...more

Renewing Philanthropy's Commitment to Local Journalism
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Renewing Philanthropy's Commitment to Local Journalism ..... Individual philanthropic donations from local civic and business leaders such...more

Minneapolis fund recognizes efforts to fight climate change
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis Foundation

Minneapolis fund recognizes efforts to fight climate change ... of three community organizations for their creative efforts to counter climate change. The Minneapolis Climate Action and Racial Equity...more

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7 Millennials Who Are Transforming the World For the Better

7 Millennials Who Are Transforming the World For the Better

Millennials often get flak for being picky, narcissistic and fickle, especially when it comes to doing business. While unemployment struggles often reach more people in younger generations, these seven millennial entrepreneurs featured in the Huffington Post are too busy creating positive social impact, changing other people’s lives and theirs.

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