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.


Web Address

www.knightfoundation.org

Social Media Links

Facebook - www.facebook.com/knightfdn

Vimeo - www.vimeo.com/knightfdn/videos

Vimeo - www.vimeo.com/knightfdn/videos

Twitter - @knightfdn

Foundation RSS Feeds

News - www.knightfoundation.org/rss/news-feed/

Assets

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


Giving

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


Foundation Grants and Resources


  

Recent News from Knight Foundation


The Week in impact investing: climate action
Foundation: Knight Foundation

For ImpactAlpha's What's Next series with the Global Impact Investing Network, Amit Bouri lays out three ways asset owners large and small...more

Mercer Sweeps SoCon Votes Competition, Recognized by ALL-IN Challenge for Excellence in ...
Foundation: Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Knight Foundation

Wozniak received a grant from the Knight Foundation Fund at the Community Foundation of Central Georgia and technical assistance from...more

Around the Arts, Jan. 11
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

BEMIDJI -- Gallery North will hold a Creative Cafe event from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. ... 11, at the Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad St....more

Giving People the Tools to Spot Misinformation Online
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Seattle Times political reporter, Jim Brunner, covers digital "deepfakes" - fabricated videos so realistic they can put words in the mouths of politicians or anyone else that they never said. A...more

What Will Cultural Philanthropy Look Like in the 21st Century?
Foundation: Knight Foundation

A new initiative called the Arts Funders Forum, supported by the Knight Foundation and run by the strategic advisory firm M+D, launched in Miami Beach with the aim of identifying the current state of...more

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 kf.org. 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



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