To support 8-80 Cities in producing a nationwide convening and international trip to facilitate the formation of a civic innovation network among leaders in Knight communities, learning how to execute place-based solutions, attract and support talent and foster opportunity.
To fund Steven Johnson as a speaker and thought partner, together with an online resource connected to his Fall '14 PBS/BBC series, 'How We Got to Now' which will explore how leaders and communities create places that foster innovation and support talent.
To implement the Knight Fellows Pilot Project in Miami and Philadelphia - providing filmmakers in Knight resident communities with an opportunity to participate in local programs modeled on the success of the Sundance Institute's intensive film-making workshops.
For Code for America's work focused on rewiring government to better engage with citizens using innovative technology solutions
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
To include Knight-community libraries in the creation of a national digital library network
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 enhance and expand middle and high school program delivery using the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's new curriculum, coordinated within the existing Teach for America/Knight Foundation feeder pattern strategy
To allow Mobilize.org to expand Democracy 2.0 - its community-based, millennial-led engagement project - into five Knight communities: Detroit, San Jose, Miami, Charlotte and Philadelphia
To produce and distribute the Gua ("Guide") for Latino nonprofits in Miami, and Philadelphia
To create, test and release open-source software that links databases to allow citizens of a large city to learn (and act on) civic information about their neighborhood or block
For the Community Foundations of Florida to implement the Regional Marketing Initiative, a three-year marketing campaign to raise awareness, visibility and understanding of community foundations among professional advisers in Florida