The Knight Foundation is truly a force of good in the world of journalism. Supporting “transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts,” their organization foregrounds diversity and community building the way that BinderCon does. It’s fitting, then, that we would team up with them, and we’re so grateful for their sponsorship.
A blog post cannot do justice to all the wonderful work supported and accomplished by the Knight Foundation, but we do want to make you aware of some particularly awesome philanthropy. In addition to sponsoring BinderCon, they have begun the Knight Arts Challenge, where nonprofits, individuals, and companies compete for funding on a community-based artistic project (those in St. Paul, Detroit, and Akron still have time to submit!). Their backing of the Mighty Writers program in Philadelphia enables grade-school students to foster their literary creativity in pursuit of careers in writing.