To engage, educate, and mobilize citizens of Detroit through exercises and programming designed to increase their understanding of the choices ahead as the city reinvests in and rebuilds its civic infrastructure.
For New Michigan Media to join the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, developing and sharing stories aimed at helping find solutions to the city's fiscal crisis.
To jump start a monthly series that includes communal composition, word games and more giving poets and audience members a space to co-create poems and stories and play with language
Knight Foundation is driving Detroit’s revitalization by investing in places that accelerate talent and advance opportunity. Some of our initial investments emphasize the Eastern Market and TechTown districts, but we are also seeking prototype investments in other areas of Detroit primed to accelerate talent and advance opportunity.
We invest in residents—including immigrants and entrepreneurs—as drivers of economic growth, job creation and neighborhood revitalization. In this area, investments will primarily accelerate the work of intermediaries such as the New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan and Global Detroit.
We invest in innovation in governance and civic capacity, supporting the emergence of a new civic infrastructure following Detroit’s bankruptcy. We seek to work in partnership with the public and private sectors, and are especially interested in projects that strengthen civic engagement.
We invest in civic innovators who help cities attract and keep talented people, expand economic opportunity and create a culture of engagement.
Get Knight Email Updates
Detroit Community Advisory Committee
• Abir Ali
• Sheila Cockrel
• Phillip Cooley
• Stephen Henderson
• Sarida Scott
• Marc Schwartz