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Knight Foundation taps news media trailblazer Maribel Perez Wadsworth as new president and CEOpress releaseNovember 14, 2023Knight Foundation taps news media trailblazer Maribel Perez Wadsworth as new president and CEO Communities and National InitiativesReconnecting Communities: Restoring Connectivity, Economy and VibrancyarticleNovember 28, 2023Reconnecting Communities: Restoring Connectivity, Economy and Vibrancy JournalismKnight Foundation announces $150 million anchor investment…


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Knight Foundation is a social investment brand that focuses on supporting a more effective democracy through various initiatives. They provide funding for free expression and journalism, arts and culture in communities, research in media and democracy, and contribute to the success of American cities and towns. Knight Foundation was formed by the Knight brothers, who built and ran a successful newspaper company in the 20th century.

They believed in a well-informed community as essential to a functioning democracy, which led to the foundation's establishment. Knight Foundation believes in freedom of expression, an informed citizenry, and engaged, equitable, and inclusive communities. Their programs include championing the First Amendment and supporting journalism excellence in the digital age, investing in cities where the Knight brothers published newspapers, supporting authentic and engaging art, and seeking to understand the impact of their programs.

Knight Foundation operates in 26 communities and has offices in eight cities, with staff working through community foundations in 18 additional cities


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