Knight Foundation pledges new money for Historic West End

The three-year grant will pay to jump-start community-driven programming at Five Points Plaza, a public space soon to be built near Johnson C. Smith University in Historic West End.
By Glenn Burkins | February 10, 2020

Knight Foundation gives $700,000 for projects focused on Historic West End

The new funding of nine projects brings the foundation's total investment in West Charlotte to over $5 million since 2015.
By QCity Metro Staff | October 23, 2019

Knight Foundation launches $200,000 arts initiative for Charlotte creatives

The Knight Foundation has launched a $200,000 initiative to “showcase the talent and creativity of Charlotte’s arts community” and will […]
By QCity Metro Staff | April 28, 2019

Pedal to Porch brings neighbors together through cycling and storytelling

Charlotte will be the first expansion city to host the successful community-building campaign on Oct. 6.
By Christine Edwards | August 14, 2018

Five Points business district gets new branding campaign

How does a historically black community embrace change without losing its cultural identity? For much of the last three years, […]
By Glenn Burkins | December 18, 2017

With an eye on growth, Gantt Center announces $10 million endowment campaign

The campaign started quietly about a year ago and has gotten more than $6 million in pledges, payable over multiple years.
By Glenn Burkins | October 12, 2017

3 Charlotte projects will get Knight funding

Three Charlotte projects are among the winners of this year’s Knight Cities Challenge, which will award $5 million to fund 37 city-based projects nationwide.
By QCity Metro Staff | April 12, 2016

Names in the News: Charles Thomas and Tameka Ardrey

Charles Thomas joins the Knight Foundation in Charlotte as program director. Tameka Ardrey is named director of Thompson Child Development Center.
By QCity Metro Staff | January 25, 2016

Saturday march will focus on crime prevention on Beatties Ford Road

Organizers say the march is meant to rally residents around crime prevention but also to address public perceptions of the area.
By Glenn Burkins | October 13, 2015

Susan Patterson to retire from Knight Foundation

Patterson works as program director for Charlotte at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. She will retire at the end of the year, the foundation announced Wednesday.
By QCity Metro Staff | October 7, 2015