To demonstrate an innovative approach to city government procurement that could generate substantial cost-savings for cities, create greater transparency and accountability in the procurement process, match the needs in the community with the best available solutions, and create a clearer model for citizen engagement and open up cities to local social and urban entrepreneurship.
To support and help shape the agenda of the 2014 National Day of Civic Hacking.
To improve the quality of life for residents in low-income neighborhoods in Detroit, Philadelphia and the Twin Cities through the Building Sustainable Communities strategy.
To include Knight-community libraries in the creation of a national digital library network
To support ArtPlace, a creative place-making initiative that uses investments in the arts and other creative assets to shape the social, physical and economic character of cities, towns and communities across the U.S.
To bring Springboard for the Arts' Community Supported Art program to Knight Foundation's eight communities over the next two years, inspiring local art movements
To support Living Cities and the Integration Initiative, a multidisciplinary focus on both neighborhood and system transformation in five cities, including St. Paul and Detroit
To support LISC's national strategic shift to expand the services it provides in low-income neighborhoods and to have greater impact on their social and economic vitality. Detroit, St. Paul and Duluth will be pilot cities
To develop the model YMCA Newcomer-Immigrant Program which will be implemented in seven Knight communities and then replicated nationally to support the successful integration of immigrants into our communities
To build ethnic media networks in key Knight Foundation markets, conduct multilingual polls and strengthen ties between immigrant organizations and ethnic media at national and local levels
To plan a community-based component to a multi-state early childhood network and develop of a statewide partnership for Quality Pre-Kindergarten in Pennsylvania
To analyze the impact of federal and state budget proposals on Knight priority areas and help grant partners access and use budget and tax policy data