Browse Knight-funded ideas

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To help foster public awareness of the value of journalism and the First Amendment; to obtain naming rights to two broadcast studios and one conference center; and to create a permanent exhibit honoring the Knight legacy and the Knight Foundation's work

W. Gerald Austen Bioinnovation Institute in Akron

To create the Knight Research and Education Collaborative in Akron to manage six research, educational and clinical initiatives expected to improve Akron's economy and quality of life by bringing in more than $125 million dollars and creating 2,100 jobs

Homeless housing program

To launch a comprehensive housing and services program for the homeless to decrease homelessness in Columbia and address a persistent obstacle to downtown development

News21 Project

To help lead journalism education into the 21st Century by expanding the experimental News21 student reporting project to 12 colleges

Citizen Schools

To support the growth of Citizen Schools, a cutting-edge after-school learning program, through the opportunity capital campaign. These resources will enable Citizen Schools to begin the expansion to 60 campuses in eight regions across the United States

Public Insight Network

To expand Public Insight Journalism to an open-source platform and extend it beyond public radio and into Knight communities


To expand J-Lab's activities, while increasing institutional support for J-Lab by moving it to American University

Citizen Schools

To increase citizen involvement in the public schools by expanding a successful after-school program while experimenting with emerging technology to strengthen the volunteers' role with the organization and its long-term future


To support the launch of a new national morning show for public radio

Wichita State University Foundation

To transform the way students in south central Kansas learn science, technology, engineering and math by creating a comprehensive elementary through college education system that will be replicated throughout the state

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