The Foundation Purpose
The Matthew A. Knight Foundation, Inc. awards funds to individual(s) who are
the world a better place. Applications are taken in two areas:
Making A Difference Award
Funds Are Awarded For:
Other Charitable Activities
Make A Difference
Welcome to the Matthew Austin Knight Foundation website.
Who was he and why are we keeping his dreams alive? He was born September
1, 1982, and died in an automobile accident on December 28, 2001. What
can you say about someone who lived only 19 years, 3 months and 27 days?
In Matthew's case, quite a lot.
Matthew was a bright, goal-oriented young man, wise beyond his years. In a 2001 letter, he said "I have a lot of passion. I know I'm not the smartest built, but I have something others don't - enthusiasm, fresh ideas and desire." Matthew was a generous giver, alert to the needs of others. At his memorial service held in his home church, his best friend spoke of his wonderful personality and described him as a person who made you feel good. He liked pushing himself to go farther and soar higher. Matthew had courage, and wasn't afraid to show his feelings. He loved the Lord.
Matthew said that in his life he really only wanted two things:
To love as he had been loved
To make a difference with his life
NOW IT'S OUR TURN TO
MAKE A DIFFERENCE