Knight Foundation invests in cities where the Knight brothers once owned newspapers, supporting both authentically local and relevant national ideas.
In 2017, population loss remains the fundamental challenge for Akron, the birthplace of Knight Newspapers and Knight Foundation.
To help move the city towards stabilization and growth, Knight seeks to strengthen Downtown Akron and surrounding neighborhoods. Knight will invest in initiatives primed to enhance public spaces as civic commons and invite people to participate in public life.
The arts are essential to our work in Akron. We work with partners who create and present art that engages, educates and delights residents in ways that reflect the rich diversity and identity of Akron. If you’re interested in our Arts program, learn more about our arts strategy and the Knight Arts Challenge in Akron.