Featured Funding Initiatives
Vision: We envision black men and boys leading in solutions, participating in decision-making and fully engaged in all issues and opportunities affecting their communities.
Strategy: To get there, Knight opens up opportunities for everyone to get involved. We partner with and support ideas from leading national networks, local organizations and yes, even regular every day people.
The Knight Community Foundations Program serves to advance informed and engaged communities by working in transformational ways with community foundations and their leaders.
In South Florida, Philadelphia and now Detroit we are seeking ideas and innovation in the arts from nonprofits, companies and individuals.
The Knight Community Information Challenge engages community and place-based foundations in playing leading roles in meeting the information needs of their communities.
The Knight Enterprise Fund provides early-stage venture funding for media innovation. We’re looking for companies with disruptive solutions at the intersection of information, community and engagement.
Knight Foundation is helping libraries in 27 cities become true digital community centers that help foster informed and engaged communities with Knight’s $6.7 million Library Initiative.
The Knight News Challenge accelerates media innovation by funding breakthrough ideas in news and information. Winners receive a share of $5 million in funding and support from Knight’s network of influential peers and advisors to help advance their ideas.
The Knight Prototype Fund helps journalists, developers and tinkerers take media innovations from idea to demo. With grants of up to $50,000, we’re here to help you test your core assumption, so that you can learn and iterate before building out an entire project. The program is premised on the belief that with the cost of experimentation dropping these days, it’s almost too expensive not to try out new ideas. As successful projects emerge, Knight Foundation is positioned to help them scale. Browse through funded projects, our FAQ and apply now.
At Knight Foundation, we believe that technology has the power to transform our democracy. Knight’s Tech for Engagement initiative seeks to use the power of technology to bring people together to shape their future.