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.
To advance a new and successful way of teaching digital literacy and community engagement to students and young adults in San Jose and Silicon Valley by using the Globaloria game design system
To help address the shortage of women in the technology field by deploying a new program in Detroit, Miami and San Jose to encourage girls (ages 13-17) to build their skills and seek opportunities in technology
Knight Foundation invests in community success by creating a system that finds, nurtures and replicates civic innovations built on robust civic engagement. In San Jose, Knight Foundation is helping make the birthplace of digital and social media one of the great American cities.
We support civic innovations that make Silicon Valley and San Jose leading examples of creative community change. Our investments tap into the region’s creative energy and accelerate its evolution as a center of national significance across sectors.
Through our overall grantmaking, we focus on investments at the intersection of talent, opportunity and place. We are interested in investments that help to attract, retain and harness talent, expand opportunity by increasing economic mobility and supporting entrepreneurship, and explore how places can promote innovation and act as an accelerator for both talent and opportunity.
We invest in civic innovation at the intersection of talent, opportunity and place to enable our communities to succeed.
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San Jose Community Advisory Committee
• Frederick Ferrer (chair)
• Michele Lew
• Dena Trujillo
• Sanjay Vaswani
• Kim Walesh