Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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Next Stop: Democracy

Making voting in local elections more enticing by creating new types of signs at polling places and commissioning artists to perform site-specific pieces on election days.

Operation Export Macon

Fostering city pride and helping attract newcomers to Macon by sending one man in a roaming trailer to nearby cities, to showcase the city’s best food, goods and experiences.

Philadelphia Immigrant Innovation Hub

Harnessing the talent and energy of immigrants to revitalize distressed neighborhoods by providing centers that would offer immigrant entrepreneurs low-cost space, language assistance, workshops and trainings, and access to traditional and non-traditional sources of capital.

Take Ten Initiative

Challenging municipal workers to take 10 minutes each week to connect with a city resident and report on their thoughts and ideas.

Unbox Akron

Fostering a stronger connection to the city by creating a subscription service that celebrates Akron with a monthly selection of local goods and experiences delivered in a box. 

Reimagining the Civic Commons in Philadelphia

To invest in five civic assets in neighborhoods surrounding and near Center City Philadelphia, support collaboration among those assets and fund experiments to understand the ways such assets can deliver more value by working together while fostering talent, opportunity and engagement.

Scaling Democracy Works

To promote open information systems by scaling two voting information tools, while engaging government and nonprofit partners with technology that adds transparency to the voting process.

Citymart USA Demonstration Project

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.

Walk Your City - San Jose and Lexington

To support the development of a DIY walkability toolkit and the testing of that toolkit as an onramp for civic engagement through a series of wayfinding campaigns in two Knight communities.

LaunchCode Miami

To support LaunchCode in Miami, creating pathways to economic opportunity and upward mobility through apprenticeships and job placement in technology for thousands of Miami residents seeking jobs at local firms hungry for talent.

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