To support the Open Source Project, an art and technology program, focused on creating a scientific experience for artistic audiences
To break down barriers of access to the performing arts and touch the lives of residents with Random Acts of Culture (RAC), a series of unexpected, spontaneous cultural performances in non-traditional settings
To provide general operating support for BenitoLink.com, a new, hyperlocal website with mobile capability that responds to San Benito County residents’ need for a central, single place to find useful information and communicate with each other about their community.
The Silicon Valley region has a name and brand as a creative technology center recognizable worldwide. Here in the birthplace of digital and social media, Knight Foundation is focused on fostering an informed and engaged San Jose and Silicon Valley by ensuring that technology is used to benefit the local community. We’re looking for innovative ways to use technology for greater civic engagement, and to ensure that all residents are digitally and media literate as fundamental to engagement in the 21st century.
Also, Knight Foundation is supporting the vitality of the region by helping to develop its diverse cultural and social assets. Knight seeks to fund the kind of events and spaces that enliven the region and attract and keep residents who help Silicon Valley prosper.
To help sustain healthy communities in a democracy, we aim to increase the ability of individuals to engage in change.
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San Jose Community Advisory Committee
• Frederick Ferrer (chair)
• Michele Lew
• Dena Trujillo
• Sanjay Vaswani
• Kim Walesh