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.
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, 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
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