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Funding Options

Most grants by Knight come to us by the main "letter of inquiry" page for grants from Knight Foundation. However, some other important funding opportunities are available.

Knight News Challenge

The Knight News Challenge awards as much as $5 million a year for innovative ideas that develop platforms, tools and services to inform and transform community news, conversations and information distribution and visualization. Contest opens seasonally. For more info and to apply: NewsChallenge.org.

Knight Arts Challenge

In South Florida, Detroit and St. Paul we are seeking ideas and innovation in the arts from nonprofits, companies and individuals. There are three simple rules: The idea is about arts, the project takes place in or benefits the local community, you find other funding to match the Knight Foundation grant. Contest opens seasonally. For more info and to apply: KnightArts.org

Knight Community Information Challenge

The Knight Community Information Challenge is currently closed for entries. Please watch this space for updated funding guidelines on the contest. For more info: InformationNeeds.org 

Donor Advised Funds in Knight Communities

Knight Foundation created a partnership with community foundations in the cities and towns where the Knight brothers owned newspapers.

Knight Enterprise Fund

The Knight Enterprise Fund provides early-stage venture funding for media innovation. We’re looking for companies with disruptive solutions at the intersection of information, community and engagement. Read more about the Knight Enterprise Fund.