Knight Foundation promotes informed and engaged communities, supporting national initiatives and local ideas in the 26 cities where the Knight brothers once published newspapers.
In Philadelphia, Knight Foundation focuses on the power of public spaces to unite and strengthen the city.
In partnership with the city and other funders, we piloted Reimagining the Civic Commons, an initiative to connect and reinvigorate public spaces such as parks, trails, recreation centers and libraries. Our goal is to bring together people from all backgrounds, develop new local leaders and foster a more vibrant, engaged community.
Since 2015, the initiative has spread to four other cities and helped create five new civic assets in Philadelphia, including a riverfront park and trail, a renovated public library and park space, an elevated park, an outdoor education and nature center, and recreational amenities for one of the city’s signature public spaces West Fairmount Park. All were developed with input from the surrounding communities.
Our Philadelphia program continues to focus on:
If you’re interested in our Arts program, read more about our arts strategy.
Knight Philadelphia Office:
30 S. 15th St., 15th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102