January 01, 2023

The James A. & Faith Knight Foundation operates independently to the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation. For questions regarding the funding priorities, grant decisions, and application status, please contact the Board President, Carol Knight-Drain, carol@KnightFoundationMI.org. For technical issues in the application, please contact Maryellen Ferro, mferro@aaacf.org.

In general, the Knight Foundation supports organizations that believe in good nonprofit practices including sound financial management, developed governance practices, and clarity of mission. Attention to gender, diversity, and outcomes are important. Grant recipients will be asked to document their organization in these terms as part of the review process.
An application will be reviewed by the Board and a smaller number will be asked for additional information, often including a site visit. Unfortunately, the foundation cannot fund all of the worthy requests we receive.

The Foundation does not make grants:

  • to conferences and special events
  • to annual appeal campaigns
  • to religious activities
  • to political campaigns
  • to individuals

Please click here for important information about the Knight Foundation funding priorities.

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