Supporting successful, inclusive cities
We believe that informed and engaged communities are the building blocks of a successful democracy, and that successful communities are equitable, inclusive and participatory.
Through our Community and National Initiatives program, we invest in ideas to:
We focus on 26 cities where the Knight brothers once published newspapers. We’re particularly mindful of the relationship our founders had with Akron, where they started out, and Miami, where they based their business and foundation.
As a national foundation with deep local roots, we work locally, and then share successful ideas across communities.
Cities with Knight Foundation offices
Knight program directors are your first point of contact in eight large and mid-sized cities where we have offices:
Knight works in 18 small to mid-sized communities in partnership with local community foundations. Learn more about this program.
Aberdeen, South Dakota; Biloxi, Mississippi; Boulder, Colorado; Bradenton, Florida;Columbia, South Carolina; Columbus, Georgia; Duluth, Minnesota; Ft. Wayne, Indiana; Gary, Indiana; Grand Forks, North Dakota; Lexington, Kentucky; Long Beach, California; Milledgeville, Georgia; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Palm Beach County, Florida; State College, Pennsylvania; Tallahassee, Florida; Wichita, Kansas
San Jose Program Director
Charlotte Program Director
Detroit Program Director
Philadelphia Program Director
Director of Community and National Initiatives
Community Foundations Program Director
Akron Program Director
Akron Program Associate
Detroit Program Assistant
St. Paul Program Assistant
Macon Program Director
Charlotte Program Associate
San Jose Program Associate
Director of National Strategy
Macon Program Assistant
St. Paul Program Director
Philadelphia Program Associate