To fund Team Better Block activities, which trains local leaders to improve their neighborhood through participatory placemaking in three Knight Foundation Communities; Akron, Macon and Philadelphia.
To better understand talent retention and attraction by investigating the dimensions and needs of the independent (or 'freelance') economy in Philadelphia, Charlotte and Milwaukee.
To support a site-specific installation by renowned German artist Katharina Grosse, which will transform a five-mile stretch of the Northeast Corridor Rail Line in Philadelphia.
Knight Foundation invests in community success by creating a system that finds, nurtures and replicates civic innovations built on robust civic engagement.
In Philadelphia we accomplish this through investments in opportunities for talented people who are innovators, problem solvers and agents of change.
Through funding in the arts, we seek the best ideas that inspire, inform, connect and create a sense of belonging in the city’s 365 neighborhoods.
From 2010 to 2013 we committed $9 million to the arts through Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia. Our focus on attracting, retaining and harnessing talent over the next few years will work in a similar way to create an informed and engaged Philadelphia.
We invest in civic innovators who help cities attract and keep talented people, expand economic opportunity and create a culture of engagement.
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Philadelphia Community Advisory Committee
• Marsha Perelman (chair)
• Elizabeth Dow
• Jordan Harris
• Anthony Ibarguen
• Greg Osberg
• Anthony Scirica