William J Knight
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About the Foundation
About the William J. Knight Foundation, Inc.
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William J. Knight Foundation, Inc.
6 Jandee Dr.
Danbury, CT 06811


The William J. Knight Foundation, Inc. exists to help children of African-American, Latino, Asian and Native American descent (as well as those of other minority populations) to grow academically, sensitively, and responsibly. It does this by promoting economic, educational, political, social and health related activities, and the arts. The Foundation supports these activities in collaboration with other community-based organizations.


  • William J. Knight Foundation, Inc. founded in 1993.

  • Provides free summer camp for inner city kids in housing complexes in partnership with Danbury Housing Authority.
    • Children have classes in computer, literacy, art, swimming.
    • Tutors address literacy needs and overall educational needs.
    • Families connected to resources in our community.

  • Computer Kiosk stations for social service agencies and churches. Technical assistance has also been provided for Internet and web page services.

  • Computers have also been provided for seniors and young adults in the Danbury community.

  • The Foundation has started an English as a second language (ESL) school in conjunction with ORCAMAJES, an African- Brazilian group. ESL classes serve over 50 students who need beginning, intermediate or advanced English language training.

  • William J. Knight Foundation, Inc. is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Portuguese Cultural Center.
Board Of Directors
  William J. Knight, President
Nancy B. Knight, Treasurer
Atty. Edward Hannafin, Secretary
Lionel Bascom
Yaw Oheme Boateng-King
Diane Burgos
Samuel Deibler
Atty. Joseph Coco
Jacqueline Knight
Rod Malloy
Stanford Smith Sr.
Paul Steinmetz
Rose Marie Wallace

Contact the Foundation:

William J. Knight Foundation, Inc.
6 Jandee Dr.
Danbury, CT 06811



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