John S And James L Knight Foundation Inc

John S And James L Knight Foundation Inc Overview

John S And James L Knight Foundation Inc is located in Miami, FL. The organization was established in 2014. According to its NTEE Classification (B82) the organization is classified as: Scholarships & Student Financial Aid, under the broad grouping of Education and related organizations. This organization is an itermediate organization (such as a geographic headquarters) for a national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 12/2019, John S And James L Knight Foundation Inc generated $170.2m in total revenue. This represents relatively stable growth, over the past 5 years the organization has increased revenue by an average of 3.4% each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $188.8m during the year ending 12/2019. While expenses have increased by 1.1% per year over the past 5 years. They've been increasing with an increasing level of total revenue. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Since 2014, John S And James L Knight Foundation Inc has awarded 8,052 individual grants totaling $1,665,502,259. If you would like to learn more about the grant giving history of this organization, scroll down to the grant profile section of this page.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990PF Filing

TAX YEAR

2019

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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TRUST, MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY:THE FOUNDATION SUPPORTED SIGNIFICANT OPINION RESEARCH AND SURVEYS CONDUCTED BY INDEPENDENT THIRD-PARTY FIRMS AS PART OF TRUST, MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY INITIATIVE. THIS INITIATIVE EXPLORES THE ROLE OF TRUST IN JOURNALISM IN OUR DEMOCRACY. THESE RESEARCH AND SURVEYS EXPLORED ATTITUDES AS WELL AS WAYS TO BUILD TRUST IN INFORMATION. THE SURVEYS WERE PUBLICLY DISSEMINATED VIA SEVERAL MEDIUMS SO THAT THEY COULD BE WIDELY AVAILABLE.


JOURNALISM AND DEMOCRACY INITIATIVE:SUPPORTED KNIGHT'S JOURNALISM AND DEMOCRACY INITIATIVE THROUGH WIDE DISSEMINATION OF REPORTS AND PROMOTION OF THE INITIATIVE. KNIGHT LAUNCHED THE INITIATIVE BY RELEASING THE REPORT OF THE KNIGHT COMMISSION ON TRUST, MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY, DEVELOPED WITH THE ASPEN INSTITUTE, THEN ANNOUNCED A SERIES OF LARGE JOURNALISM GRANTS ORGANIZATIONS SEEKING TO BUILD A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR LOCAL NEWS, AND INVESTED IN MULTIMEDIA TO EDUCATE OTHER FUNDERS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF LOCAL NEWS AND THE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES. KNIGHT THEN MADE AND ANNOUNCED A SERIES OF GRANTS TO MULTIDISCIPLINARY INSTITUTIONS RESEARCHING THE INTERNET'S EFFECT ON DEMOCRACY, AND LAID THE GROUNDWORK FOR AN AD CAMPAIGN TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG PEOPLE TO CONNECT WITH THEIR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS TO FREE EXPRESSION. COMBINED, THIS EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN PROMOTES & AMPLIFIES THE WORK OF OUR GRANTEES, EDUCATES COMMUNITIES ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF LOCAL NEW TO OUR DEMOCRACY & ENRICHES THE FIELD OF STUDY.


KNIGHT MEDIA FORUM:THE KNIGHT MEDIA FORUM IS THE PREMIER GATHERING FOR FUNDERS AND MEDIA LEADERS WORKING TO STRENGTHEN LOCAL NEWS, COMMUNITY AND DEMOCRACY. THE CONVENING HAS EVOLVED OVER THE PAST TWELVE YEARS TO A 600-PERSON CONFERENCE WHICH INCLUDES LEARNING EVENTS WITH EXPERTS AND LEADING PRACTITIONERS IN THESE AREAS. PARTICIPANTS LEAVE WITH I) AWARENESS OF CUTTING-EDGE ISSUES AND MAJOR TRENDS IN COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION, II) PRACTICAL TOOLS AND REPLICABLE IDEAS AND III) NEW PARTNERSHIPS AND RELATIONSHIPS TO HELP EXECUTE PROJECTS.


THE 100 MILLION PROJECT:THIS COMPREHENSIVE NON-PARTISAN STUDY OF 12,000 CHRONIC NON-VOTERS EXPLORES THEIR VIEWS, ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS ON A WIDE RANGE OF TOPICS TO HELP UNDERSTAND THE 100 MILLION ELIGIBLE VOTERS WHO DID NOT VOTE IN THE 2016 ELECTION. THIS ACADEMICALLY RIGOROUS STUDY HOPES TO ADD TO THE FIELD OF STUDY ON DEMOCRATIC ENGAGEMENT AS PART OF KNIGHT'S MISSION TO SUPPORT INFORMED AND ENGAGED COMMUNITIES. THE WORK INCLUDED SIGNIFICANT OPINION RESEARCH AND SURVEYS CONDUCTED BY INDEPENDENT THIRD-PARTY FIRMS THAT WERE WIDELY DISSEMINATED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC THROUGH REPORTS, AN INTERACTIVE WEBSITE AND A MEDIA AND SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN. THE STUDY EXAMINED NON-VOTERS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AND ACROSS THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM, AT EVERY LEVEL OF EDUCATION AND INCOME, AND ACROSS A BROAD ARRAY OF DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS.


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John S And James L Knight Foundation Inc Board, Officers & Key Employees

John S And James L Knight Foundation Inc Vendors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Gallup Inc
$1,923,629
Cambridge Associates Llc
$3,179,325
Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod Llp
$1,033,478
Ssrs
$883,592
Bendixen & Associates Inc
$823,000
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar $6,487,905
Interest on Savings $0
Dividends & Interest $22,894,448
Net Rental Income$0
Net Gain on Sale of Assets $140,726,545
Capital Gain Net Income $82,997,021
Net ST Capital Gain $0
Income Modifications $0
Profit on Inventory Sales $0
Other Income $44,755
Total Revenue $170,153,653

John S And James L Knight Foundation Inc Grants Awarded

Over the last fiscal year, John S And James L Knight Foundation Inc has awarded $272,576,338 in support to 911 organizations.

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CHARLOTTE MECKLENBURG LIBRARY FOUNDATION

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Charlotte, NC

PURPOSE: TO SUPPORT THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE CHARLOTTE MECKLENBURG LIBRARYS MAIN LIBRARY INTO A TECH-FORWARD, CIVIC DESTINATION EQUIPPED TO MEET EVOLVING COMMUNITY NEEDS.

$10,000,000

TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK

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New York, NY

PURPOSE: TO SUSTAIN THE KNIGHT FIRST AMENDMENT INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, WHICH WILL PRESERVE BROAD FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS IN THE DIGITAL AGE AS A CHAMPION OF DOMESTIC FREE EXPRESSION THOUGH LITIGATION, RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP, WITH THE GOALS OF PRODUCING SIGNIFICANT LEGAL VICTORIES AND INFORMING DISCOURSE AND DEBATE ON THESE ISSUES.

$10,000,000

THE MIAMI FOUNDATION

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Miami, FL

PURPOSE: TO SUPPLEMENT THE KNIGHT FOUNDATION ADVISED FUND FOCUSING ON COMMUNITIES, JOURNALISM, AND ARTS AS A MEANS OF DEVELOPING INFORMED AND ENGAGED COMMUNITIES.

$5,500,000

THE MIAMI FOUNDATION

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Miami, FL

PURPOSE: TO SUPPLEMENT THE KNIGHT FOUNDATION ADVISED FUND FOCUSING ON COMMUNITIES, JOURNALISM, AND ARTS AS A MEANS OF DEVELOPING INFORMED AND ENGAGED COMMUNITIES.

$5,500,000

AMERICAN JOURNALISM PROJECT

PURPOSE: TO PROVIDE THE LEAD INVESTMENT IN THE AMERICAN JOURNALISM PROJECT, (AJP) A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND VENTURE PHILANTHROPY ORGANIZATION FOCUSED ON GROWING AND SUSTAINING INDEPENDENT, NONPARTISAN, LOCAL CIVIC NEWS ORGANIZATIONS.

$5,000,000

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

PURPOSE: TO ESTABLISH THE INSTITUTE FOR DATA, DEMOCRACY AND POLITICS AT THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY.

$5,000,000
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John S And James L Knight Foundation Inc Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 1 grants that John S And James L Knight Foundation Inc has recieved totaling $301,415.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Neo Philanthropy Inc

New York, NY

PURPOSE: Program Grant

$301,415
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