Civic Engagement Grants
Efforts to support informed and engaged communities are funded through the Foundation’s John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fund.
The Knight Foundation established an endowed fund to foster an "informed, engaged" Boulder community through The Community Foundation. The effort is part of Knight Foundation's national Community Foundation Initiative, an effort to deepen Knight Foundation's commitment to ensuring that communities are informed about and engaged in the issues and opportunities that face them.
"Information is an essential community need and community foundations were established to meet core needs," said Alberto Ibargüen, Knight Foundation's president and CEO. "They also only exist and thrive because of community engagement and contributions. That makes them ideal partners to help us understand and advance local community engagement, focused on ensuring that these communities have the information they need to manage their affairs in our democracy."
The Request for Proposals (RFPs) will be posted in the first quarter of the year. Members of the Fund Advisory Committee, in collaboration with the Knight Foundation, will review applications submitted and determine who will receive funding.