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

Summit County's Bike Share season kicks off Friday
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The program was made possible through funding from the Knight Foundation and the Creating Healthy Communities grant from Summit County...more

University of Akron's Art Bomb Brigade works with Community Support Services on 7th Akron mural ...
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The project was launched through a Knight Foundation Arts Challenge grant. The 3,000-foot mural was designed by UA art education major...more

Leading foundation appoints Indian-American as director of newly created position
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

The McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota-based family foundation which gives out some $90 million in grants annually, has named...more

Invest in where you know: Impact investors rediscover the power of 'place'
Foundation: Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Knight Foundation, Bush Foundation, Denver Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Santa Fe Community Foundation, Kellogg Foundation

In upstate New York, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has anchored an $8 million private investment fund for targeted...more

Upcoming Lakes Area Radio Theatre Shows Announced
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

Weatherly has been the recipient of several artist grants including the McKnight Foundation Artist Grant, Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants and Individual Artist Grants from the Lake...more

Nominations open for Unsung Hero Awards
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

The McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota-based family foundation, seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future generations. Program interests include regional economic and community...more

Akron Community Foundation releases On The Table Greater Akron results
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

Akron-area residents had plenty to talk about when they came together last year for the On the Table Greater Akron initiative. At the top of their collective minds? Economic issues and poverty. The...more

On the Table Greater Akron reveals local economy, social disparities and drug epidemic top of ...
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

On the Table Greater Akron, led by Akron Community Foundation and funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, offered an outlet for open conversation between friends and strangers with the...more

Economic and poverty issues are top concerns among Akronites
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

The Akron Community Foundation said that 86% of last year's participants said they'd participate in the event again, and organizers have slated...more

Build Trust in Democracy by Supporting the Arts
Foundation: Knight Foundation

One too-little recognized way philanthropy can help build community and shared values is to invest in arts and culture. The reason is simple: Art connects people to place and to one another. The...more

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