MACON – The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which has awarded $18.3 million in grants since 2000 to benefit Macon, will deepen its commitment to the area through the foundation’s new focus on programs and projects that foster “informed and engaged communities.”
“We will be funding big ideas that support efforts to bring people together and create economic vitality across
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“Information is an essential community need and community foundations were established to meet core needs,” said Alberto Ibargüen, Knight Foundation’s president and CEO. “They also only exist and thrive because of community engagement and contributions. That makes them ideal partners to help us understand and advance local community engagement.”
About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation advances journalism in the digital age and invests in the vitality of communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. Knight Foundation focuses on projects that promote informed, engaged communities and lead to transformational change. For more, visit www.knightfoundation.org.
Beverly Blake, Program Director for Macon, Knight Foundation,
Kathryn Dennis, President, Community Foundation of
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit www.knightfoundation.org.