Funding options – Knight Foundation

Many requests for grants come to us through letters of inquiry. However, other important funding opportunities inlcude:

Knight Arts Challenge

In Akron, Ohio, Detroit, South Florida, and St. Paul, Minnesota, we use annual challenges to find ideas in the arts that build community. There are three simple rules: The idea must be about the arts, the project must take place in or benefit the local community, and winners must find other funding to match Knight Foundation’s support. For more information and to apply, please visit

Donor-advised funds

Knight Foundation partners with community foundations in many places where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. Learn more about our community foundations program here.