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Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation

A venture capital firm in Florida that focuses on quality journalism, advance media innovation, and engaged communities.

Knight Foundation is a venture capital firm in Florida that focuses on quality journalism, advance media innovation, and engaged communities. Founded 1950 in Miami, Florida, United States by James L. Knight, John S. Knight, and Alberto Ibarguen, it invests in early stage ventures and grants. Its portfolio companies include Salt Lake Tribune. As of May 2020, Knight Foundation has invested in Salt Lake Tribune on November 4, 2019. This investment in the grant of Salt Lake Tribune was valued at $250K. Salt Lake Tribune is a newspaper and website in Salt Lake City, Utah, providing everything from news, weather and traffic to sports and more.

The legacy of two brothers who created the largest US newspaper company, Knight has invested $200M+ in media innovation. Portfolio companies benefit from Knight's large network of media, educational, non-profit partners and community relationships in 26 cities.


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August 5, 2021
To expand Black and women-owned business in Macon's urban core, NewTown Macon will distribute loans and provide entrepreneurial training to women and communities of color to start more local ventures thanks to a $1.5 million investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Knight has long supported the renewal of Macon's urban core through economic development, revitalizing downtown and helping establish community centered public spaces. Our latest commitment will advance Ne...
July 22, 2021
Recognizing the impact of technology on our democracy, Knight Foundation is announcing a $5.5 million set of new investments that will help advance research of issues such as online content moderation, mis- and disinformation online, freedom of expression across digital platforms and liability for content posted online. The investments include a $1.5-million open call for proposals for new research that can lead to effective interventions to mitigate the effects of racialized disinformati...
June 29, 2021
In an increasingly connected world, technology can serve as an effective tool to strengthen civic engagement. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has committed more than $1.2 million in digital inclusion, immersive technology and smart city projects in Charlotte that put people at the center of the decision-making process for community development. Knight Foundation's latest investments in the space of technology innovation in Charlotte Includes support for a Smart City Fellow who...
May 24, 2021
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and XOMAD have partnered with the City of San José to launch a pilot campaign that recruits residents to use their diverse voices and languages to influence other residents in hard-to-reach communities to inform them about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines, so they can get vaccinated. Mis-and-disinformation about COVID-19 vaccines have sown fear and confusion nationwide, especially in marginalized communities. San José is no exce...
Matt Burns
February 23, 2021
Miami is quickly becoming a symbol for the tech exodus from Silicon Valley. The area is home to a number of investors, successful tech founders and an eager local government. For this survey, TechCrunch spoke to a number of investors about the area's potential, opportunities and key players. This is the second survey TechCrunch published [...]


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