Knight Foundation

Third Wave Music is one of 70 finalists in the Knight Arts Challenge. Third Wave Music: Bringing together musicians in Detroit at a storefront that sells instruments and accessories and offers repairs and free lessons on playing, do-it-yourself repairs and songwriting, (Source: Knight Foundation)

Knights Arts Challenge Finalists Named

Winners of the 2015 challenge will be announced in October and receive a share of $3 million.

CBS Detroit–06/15/2015

Wireless Network

Detroit Breaking Ground As Lab For Wireless Innovation

The New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute has completed the first phase of construction on a next generation wireless network located in the Cass Corridor section of Detroit. OTI will use the Detroit network to test Commotion — a new, open-source wireless technology — ahead of its public release in early 2013.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/18/2012

Detroit Institute Of Arts

Knight Foundation Gifts Almost $20M For The Arts In Detroit

A huge boost for the arts in Detroit as the Knight Foundation has announced $19.25 million investment in the arts here.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/23/2012

Phil Cooley Carol Cain Michigan Matters

Detroit’s Young & Restless Talk Up Motor City

If you want to know what’s really going on in the Motor City, don’t believe what you read in Time Magazine or other national media more intent on showing the underbelly of problems.

CBS 62–08/01/2011

Jim Vella of the Ford Fund

‘Michigan Matters’ Local Foundations

This week on Michigan Matters Carol Cain talks with Jim Vella of the Ford Fund, Rishi Jaitly from the Knight Foundation, Karla Hall of the DTE Foundation, and Laura Trudeau of the Kresge Foundation.

CBS 62–04/22/2011


Google Exec, Social Entrepreneur Named Knight Foundation Detroit Director

Rishi S. Jaitly, a former Google executive and social entrepreneur, has joined the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as a program director based in Detroit.