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


What we look for

We support ideas that can help St. Paul better attract, retain and nurture talent, expand economic opportunity and create a culture of civic engagement and participation.

Our work has sought to leverage larger, regional investments such as the Green Line light rail that connects the Twin Cities. We operate nimbly, and are seeking opportunities to increase St. Paul’s distinctiveness, including its welcoming, diverse culture.

We are particularly interested in innovation, and are willing to fund experimental projects and prototypes with the potential to grow and attract funding from other sources.

If you’re interested in our Arts program, learn more about our arts strategy and Knight Arts Challenge St. Paul.

St. Paul Community Advisory Committee members:

Jon McTaggart, American Public Media; Fayneese Miller, Hamline University; Lynne Ostermann; Marcq Sung, Department of Planning & Economic Development, City of Saint Paul.

Program Director

Photo of Jai Winston

Jai Winston

Director/St. Paul