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Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

To support a program that will help Philadelphia harness and retain high-skilled immigrant talent by helping them establish their professional credentials in the U.S.

Silicon Valley Talent Partnership

To establish the Silicon Valley Talent Partnership, a new public-private collaboration that partners Silicon Valley's best talent with local government to spur innovation and address local challenges.

Re-Imagining the Civic Commons

To explore and reimagine the role of civic assets, such as public libraries and parks, in creating successful cities including Knight communities Charlotte and San Jose.

Enstitute Miami Hub

To support Enstitute, a program which connects a national pool of young, high potential talent to high growth startups in Miami - ultimately building a pipeline of talent for Miami's entrepreneurship community.

Miami Makers Initiative

To support the Miami Maker Initiative, which aims to bolster interest, engagement, and support for local makers in South Florida-connecting entrepreneurs with other innovative thinkers in the community

Code Fever

To support Code Fever which conducts workshops and symposiums in Greater Miami to teach high school students and their parents, with a particular emphasis on residents from low-income communities, on how to transition from being just consumers of technology to creators of technology.

Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron

To support the restructure of Austen Bioinnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) so that it may sustain operations and continue to improve Akron's economy and quality of life through investments and job creation.

Tech Cocktail Miami

To support the launch of Tech Cocktail Miami, which aims to showcase and propel Miami's startup community by connecting, informing and inspiring entrepreneurs through events and online news coverage.

Accelerated Growth Partners (AGP)

To support and expand Accelerated Growth Partners in its aim to connect investors with early-stage entrepreneurs in regular pitch sessions, grow the network of investors through educational workshops, serve as a resource for navigating the South Florida investor community and to establish a fund focused on Miami entrepreneurs.

The San Francisco Streetlife Zone Prototyping Festival

To support the San Francisco Streetlife Zone Prototyping Festival, a crowd-sourced project allowing community participants to propose and prototype urban design projects along 36 blocks of central market street; and to bring a cohort of leaders from knight communities to learn from the event.

Resilience in the Public Realm

To fund both the planning and development phase of 'Resilience in the Public Realm, a project that examines the ecosystem of a community - addressing and breaking down important city agency silos that inhibit innovation; and to work with the City of Charlotte to develop a prototype.

Downtown Street Life Plan

To support events and creative interventions to build vibrancy and community in downtown San Jose as well as to support the implementation of the newly launched Downtown Street Life Plan.

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