The Social Impact of Public Space: A Case for Measurement
Designed, operated and managed right—with investments that drive to beneficial outcomes for people—Reimagining the Civic Commons shows that our parks, libraries, trails and community centers can reflect the highest aspirations for our communities and democracy.
Building and Sustaining Momentum: A National Learning Network
To build and sustain their momentum and to support the continued expansion of On the Table, Knight Foundation and The Chicago Community Trust partnered to create the On the Table National Learning Network – a virtual learning community for foundations, civic institutions and nonprofits who have replicated or have shown interest in replicating the On the Table model.
3.20.17 US Nonprofit News
Miracle Flights carried out 552 flights in February 2017 for sick children in need of medical care, The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy established the Center for Community Investment, The Giving Innovation Summit by Urban Institute will take place on March 23rd in Washington, DC, and more.
3.13.17 US Nonprofit News
The USTA Foundation reached $25 million in the total amount it gave to grass-roots tennis and educational programs, the Fowling For Food fundraiser to benefit the Detroit Friendship House will take place April 28th, the Miracle Foundation launches its Mother's Day Campaign, and more.
6.8.15 US Nonprofit News
Pershing Square Foundation awards $10 million to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Heroes for Children joins #JustKeepDancing social media challenge, Chester County Fund for Women and Girls welcomes new Director of Programs, and more.
5.26.15 US Nonprofit News
The Pershing Square Foundation supports Measures for Justice, the Christian Broadcasting Networking and Global Impact are providing aid in Nepal, Seventh Generation partners with Mamava, Global Impact launches Syrian Refugee Fund, and more.
06.27.13: U.S. News Bits
Knight Foundation names award recipients; Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association receives gift; Focused Ultrasound Foundation is awarded grant from Michael J. Fox Foundation; Project HOPE announces honorees; Minnesota Council on Foundations appoints new president; Giving USA releases annual report, and more.
Measuring what matters
Knight Foundation shares a few simple exercises on how to use evaluation to deliver better programs and promote greater effectiveness within nonprofit organizations.
Seven pilot sites join national digital library project with Knight Foundation funding
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (Oct. 12, 2012) — The Digital Public Library of America—a groundbreaking project that will make content in our nation’s archives and special collections digital, searchable and freely available—will launch pilot projects in seven states with $1 million in funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Knight Foundation: Extending the reach
Through the use of social media, the Knight Foundation is reaching more and different people and ideas, a strategy it believes is critical in spurring the innovation required to strengthen the communities it serves.