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 Offers $750K in Grants for Immersive Tech in the Arts
Foundation: Knight Foundation

We hope to find innovative uses for this technology, new approaches for moving audiences through these experiences, and opportunities to...more

Grand Rapids Community Media Center Announces New Board Members
Foundation: Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

... IT Manager at Grand Rapids Community Foundation; Mark Smith, attorney at Rhoades McKee; Michael Van Denend, executive director of...more

Submittable Raises $10M Series B to Transform the Application Submission and Review Process
Foundation: Knight Foundation


Beyond Trade-offs: A common language helps investors define their contribution to social impact
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

They are able to advocate for why their own approaches to impact investing are 'right,' without needing to imply that others' approaches are...more

DSO launches effort to activate secluded courtyard behind The Max
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The orchestra has secured over $1 million in grants for summer programs and ... The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Ralph C. Wilson...more

Wind down during Self Care Sunday at the Columbia Museum of Art
Foundation: Central Carolina Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

... possible by a grant provided from the Knight Foundation Fund and a Connected Communities grant at Central Carolina Community...more

Program aims to boost access to teacher training
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Knight Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation, McKnight Foundation

Previous grants from the McKnight Foundation and Southwest Initiative Foundation supported planning efforts and the launch of a Future Teachers...more

Radically Rural summit lands two national sponsors, two major local supporters
Foundation: Knight Foundation

This support — from the Ewing Marion Kauffmann Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation — joins major grants from...more

Public input wanted in JLG University Avenue corridor survey
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The study is funded by the Community Foundation of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Region and the Knight Foundation. The online survey,...more

Light the Night: The 17th Annual Beacon Awards Celebrate Miami's Dynamic Innovation & Growth
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The Beacon Council Economic Development Foundation, Inc., a 501(C)(3) tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization, is pleased to announce the...more

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The 1st annual 2013 Social Entrepreneurship Conference was a collaboration between the Maricopa Small Business Development Center, SEED SPOT, Wells Fargo, the SBA, and the Maricopa Community Colleges.

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