Today, the Knight Foundation announced the third-round winners of the Knight Community Information Challenge grants program at the Council on Foundations Fall Conference for Community Foundations. The program helps community and place-based foundations support news and information projects.
The winning ideas are from foundations large and small, urban and rural. As I looked over them, I was struck by the vast variety of information needs these foundations are helping to meet.
I’ll share just a few:
All 19 winners are part of a growing movement of community and place-based foundations funding news and information projects.
Knight Foundation will again accept applications for the challenge, beginning in January.
Find out more about how you can help meet your community’s information needs by visiting www.informationneeds.org.
Trabian Shorters is vice president for communities at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation