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

Minneapolis nonprofit Juxtaposition Arts names new managing director
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

Minneapolis nonprofit Juxtaposition Arts on Tuesday announced the ... on June 1 started as program director for arts with the McKnight...more

COVID-19 Response Fund awards $3M to 72 nonprofits
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Hearst Foundation , Humana Foundation

The latest grants were awarded via a competitive grant cycle open to all Mecklenburg County nonprofits that met eligibility requirements. The fifth...more

Conservative group sues to block private elections grants to Madison, four other Wisconsin cities
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Some of CTCL's major funders include Google, Facebook and the Knight Foundation. The nonprofit's $250 million in grants was funded by...more

Knight Foundation unveils $8 million in Akron grants
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Summit Lake Park is the receiving the largest grant: $4 million that the foundation is putting up to help redevelop the area around Akron's largest...more

Regional news briefs, Sept. 14, 2020: New leadership program kicks off
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

The program includes six all-day sessions, six hours of one-on-one coaching ... For more information about the Purposeful Leadership Program, contact Allison ... with the Children's Center of Medina...more

Heart to Heart introduces new leadership program, first class
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

Funding for the program was provided by GAR Foundation, Welty Family Foundation, Akron Community Foundation, and the Knight...more

Centre Foundation to Provide Second Round of COVID-19 Response Funds to Local Nonprofits
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Grants in the second round will provide funding for any operational or program needs of nonprofits that have been disrupted by the...more

Black Philanthropists' Storytelling Initiative Provides New Platform
Foundation: Knight Foundation

The goal of Black Philanthropy Month is to inform, involve, inspire and invest in Black philanthropic leadership and to strengthen African-American...more

4 Key Points for Fostering Positive Virtual Engagement in the Time of Global Social Distancing
Foundation: Knight Foundation

In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, Connect the Dots, a stakeholder engagement firm backed by Enterprise Ireland, Ireland's trade and...more

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During the Global Green Growth Forum in Copenhagen, World Resources Institute (WRI) announced the launch of a process to develop a global standard for measuring food loss and waste.

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