Knight Foundation to award grants for innovative ideas

Attention Myrtle Beach innovators: A foundation wants your best ideas and may pony up the money to bring them to fruition.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation recently kicked off the Knight Cities Challenge, which seeks to fund projects that will improve 26 U.S. communities, including Myrtle Beach. Deadline for entries is Nov. 14.

The cities are in markets where the Knight newspaper group once published papers. The McClatchy Company, which owns The Sun News, purchased the Knight Ridder chain in 2006.