Knight Foundation invests in cities where the Knight brothers once owned newspapers, supporting both authentically local and relevant national ideas.


What we look for

Knight Foundation is driving Detroit’s revitalization by investing in places that accelerate talent and advance opportunity.

Detroit is in the midst of a remarkable moment of rebuilding. Through community investments, journalism, technology innovation and the arts, Knight Foundation’s goal is to help the city become more informed and engaged, while including ideas and perspectives from across the community. We invest in a culture of engagement through tools and projects that encourage people and groups in Detroit to explore, debate and act on local issues. 

Working with partners in the public and private sectors, we support a range of projects from prototypes and pop-ups to in-depth research and sustained organizational support.

The arts are essential to our work in Detroit. We work with partners who create and present art that engages, educates and delights residents in ways that reflect the rich diversity and identity of Detroit. If you’re interested in our Arts program, learn more about our arts strategy and Knight Arts Challenge Detroit.

Knight Detroit Office:

440 Burroughs, Suite 380
Detroit, MI 48202

Detroit Community Advisory Committee members:

James Feagin, Feagin Media Group; Hiram Jackson, Real Times Media; Dan Kinkead, SmithGroupJJR; Tamika Mayes, General Motors; Chris Rizik, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund; Sarida Scott; Community Development Advocates of Detroit.

Program Director

Photo of Katy Locker

Katy Locker