Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy.
About a decade ago, someone asked our CEO how much of Knight’s $2.1 billion (at the time) endowment was managed by financial firms owned by women and people of color. We looked it up. It was $7.5 million, just 0.35%. Given Knight’s core belief in supporting engaged, equitable and inclusive communities, this was unacceptable. So, […]
Twenty-four artists and organizations will share the $2 million Challenge award, which will help bring their creative and innovative ideas to life.
How can our democracy remain informed when the analog mechanisms that protected society’s information flows are showing evident signs of strain in the digital age? There is more information – and access to information – than any time in history, but the trusted institutions and information gatekeepers of the past are no longer able to […]