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

National Arts Summit Explores the Transformative Power of Culture in Our Communities
Foundation: Barr Foundation, Knight Foundation, Heinz Endowments, Joyce Foundation, Kresge Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

"At this moment marked by threats to our democracy, the arts and humanities are an asset to our country that allows us to understand each other better," Maria Rosario Jackson, chair of the National...more

News philanthropy leader Karen Rundlet to helm INN as CEO | Editor and Publisher
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Philanthropy leader and multimedia journalist Karen Rundlet will become chief executive officer of the Institute for Nonprofit News...more

Gala breaks Coral Gables Community Foundation records - Miami's Community News
Foundation: Coral Gables Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

This year, the Community Foundation awarded more than $400k in scholarships to graduating high school students, and more than $286k in grants to...more

Coral Gables Community Foundation's Japan-themed gala breaks record
Foundation: Coral Gables Community Foundation, Knight Foundation

... philanthropic nonprofit led by Mary Snow, president and CEO, that inspires impactful philanthropy through charitable funds. This year,...more

A Federal Push to Electrify the U.S.'s School Buses Started With Philanthropy | Barron's
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

... philanthropic dollars have catalyzed the electric transition. “We would not be where we are today without having the [financial] support that...more

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Philanthropy: Fortifying American Democracy

Robert Gallucci, President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, writes that philanthropy should at least bolster America’s democracy.

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