Knight Foundation promotes the best ideas to advance journalism, the arts and the success of cities. Here are some of the topics we care about, organized as resources so that you can join us in working for positive change.
Technology and Democracy
Public Spaces
Trust, media and democracy
Arts and Technology
Elections and Voting
Engagement Through the Arts
Local and Nonprofit News
Leadership and Talent
Successful Cities
Freedom of Expression
Digital Storytelling

Successful Cities

As a national foundation with deep local roots, Knight works locally, and then shares successful ideas across communities. We focus on attracting and nurturing talent, enhancing opportunity and fostering civic engagement. Creating equitable, inclusive communities that encourage everyone to participate is key to helping our democracy thrive.

Livable cities

City Design

The Knight Cities Challenge seeks new ideas from innovators who will take hold of the future of our cities. Since the first challenge opened in 2014, almost 70 projects have shared in $10 million in the 26 communities where Knight invests. Browse projects at and submit your application starting Oct. 10.

Knight Cities Challenge