In January 2018, Domi Station was awarded a $35,000 matching grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation fund at the Community Foundation of North Florida. Domi will use the funding to support its flagship incubator program Get Started, adding resources to strengthen the program and ensure its continued positive impact on the community.
“I’m proud to say that over the last four years, we have engaged 113 early-stage startup teams through incubator programs,” said Lucas Lindsey, Domi’s former Executive Director. “Knight Foundation and the Community Foundation of North Florida have been great partners since Domi first opened in 2014, this grant is a renewed sign of confidence in our ability to execute and make a difference.”
Over the next few months Domi’s new Executive Director, Antonio Montoya, will be working closely with our Board of Directors to match the $35,000. “I have no doubt that our local business partners and funders will raise to the occasion and help us meet, and perhaps exceed, the matching goal so that we can continue to serve entrepreneurs turn their ideas into sustainable businesses.”
Knight Foundation is a national organization that supports journalism, the arts and communities; its support of this project through the community foundation helps to highlight Tallahassee’s growth and its emerging innovation. The support will help Domi advance its mission to empower early-stage entrepreneurs to scale up, connect with the community and local resources, and give the future a home.
“Our startup community has made it to the national radar and it can only continue to go up from here as we build and continue to empower local talent!” said Montoya.
About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy.