WHAT WE FUND
Knight Foundation commissions research that contributes to the broader understanding of informed and engaged communities, both now and in the future. Additionally, as technology continues to transform the way people learn about and interact with their communities, research-based insights are crucial for leaders to remain responsive to these changes. We strive to be a learning organization and we believe that the most significant impact from research comes when its insights are widely shared.
Our research investments include:
Media and Democracy: We invest in independent scholarship and policy insight to ensure the technologies used to produce, disseminate, and consume information advance democratic values and serve the common good.
Polling and Research: We commission research that contributes to the broader understanding of informed and engaged communities, both now and in the future.
Impact Assessments: We assess our investments to understand their impact and increase the effectiveness of future investments, then share our insights so partners can leverage our learnings.