Journalism & Media Innovation

Our goal at Knight Foundation is to preserve the best aspects of journalism and use innovation to expand the impact of information in the digital age. 

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Engaged Communities

We invest in civic innovation at the intersection of talent, opportunity and place to enable our communities to succeed. 

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Featured Funding Initiatives

Open

  1. Knight Arts Challenge

    In Detroit we are seeking ideas and innovation in the arts from nonprofits, companies and individuals. 

  2. 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.

  3. Knight Prototype Fund

    The Knight Prototype Fund helps media makers, technologists and tinkerers take ideas from concept to demo. With grants of $35,000, innovators are given six months to research, test core assumptions and iterate before building out an entire project.

    The program recognizes that with the cost of experimentation dropping, innovators should have the opportunity to test their greatest ideas and explore many options before choosing a final path. When successful projects emerge, Knight Foundation can help them scale.

    Browse through funded projects, our FAQ and apply now.

    Next Deadline: May 1, 2014.

Currently Closed

  1. Community Foundations Program

    The Knight Community Foundations Program serves to advance informed and engaged communities by working in transformational ways with community foundations and their leaders. 

  2. Knight Community Information Challenge

    The Knight Community Information Challenge engages community and place-based foundations in playing leading roles in meeting the information needs of their communities.

  3. Knight News Challenge

    The Knight News Challenge accelerates media innovation by funding breakthrough ideas in news and information. Winners receive a share of $5 million in funding and support from Knight’s network of influential peers and advisors to help advance their ideas.

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