To support the three-day Creative Cities Summit in Lexington which brings together leading thinkers and practitioners from around the world to discuss the latest in creative community best practices, and showcases regional examples of community innovation
To support an informed and engaged approach to transit-oriented community development through the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative (CCFC)
To break down barriers of access to the performing arts and touch the lives of residents with Random Acts of Culture (RAC), a series of unexpected, spontaneous cultural performances in non-traditional settings
In our Community and National Initiatives program we support the success of our communities through investments that attract, retain and harness talent; that expand opportunity by increasing entrepreneurship and economic mobility; and that build places that accelerate the growth of ideas and bring people from diverse social and economic backgrounds together.
Promoting civic innovation and robust engagement will enable our communities to succeed in a rapidly changing world.
We carry out our work through investments in 26 communities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight owned newspapers. Program directors oversee our grant-making in eight resident communities: Akron, Ohio; Charlotte, N.C.; Detroit; Macon, Ga.; Miami; Philadelphia; San Jose/Silicon Valley, Calif.; and St Paul, Minn. We support donor-advised programs in the remaining 18 communities.
Our foundation has invested more than $841 million in community initiatives since its creation in 1950. We want our national network of learning to inspire the actions of residents in each of our communities and help us build a better democracy and a successful future.