Miami arts projects receive $23 million in Knight Foundation funding
December 04, 2012
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation recently announced $23 million in funding for the South Florida arts programs
as part of its ongoing work to inspire community involvement through support for various projects and organizations. Ultimately, the foundation aims to promote democracy through education and engagement efforts.
During this round of grantmaking, the Knight Foundation allocated a total of $14 million in funding for arts programs and cultural institutions, such as the Borscht Film Festival, the Miami City Ballet and The Wolfsonian-FIU. This round of giving also provided $9 million for the Knights Arts Challenge, which awards funding to innovative programs in South Florida.
"The arts not only inspire and challenge, they help create the shared experiences that connect people to one another and the places they live," said Knight Foundation president Alberto Ibarguen. "The success of our earlier initiative in Miami has encouraged us to expand to Philadelphia and Detroit and, now, to take it to the next level in Miami."
Organizations that are providing funds for multiple nonprofit programs might find it easier to manage their large-scale efforts with fundraising management
programs that can account for funds as they are disbursed to recipients.