Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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Camden Health Explorer

To develop Camden Health Explorer, a dashboard that combines individual and aggregate health information to help policymakers and stakeholders understand and act on local health data

Crisis Text Line

To scale Crisis Text Line, a service providing crisis counseling to teens via SMS, by launching nationwide and aggregating anonymized data to increase understanding of teen crisis across the country.

Homebrew Sensing Project

To build Homebrew Sensing Project, a set of low-cost hardware and free software tools community members can use to measure local health data, such as air and water quality.

Ohana API

To extend and publicly launch Ohana API, a tool for organizing and publishing databases of social services available in a particular community.

Open Humans Network

To design and launch Open Humans Network, an online system that helps match people willing to share their health data with researchers who would benefit from access to more information, all with a focus on exploring new standards for open health data.

Positive Deviance Journalism

To build a curriculum on positive deviance journalism for reporters and editors, and provide mentors to newsrooms helping them develop editorial strategies that look for positive trends in health data.


To scale SafeUseNow, a technology and training product that helps doctors identify and reduce prescription drug abuse; the team will provide the service for free to a nonprofit healthcare provider in California.

Making government contract bidding more transparent by simplifying the way smaller companies bid on government work

Plan in a Box

Making it easier to discover information about local planning projects, by creating a tool that governments and contractors can use to easily create websites with updates that also allow public input into the process

Open Gov for the Rest of Us

Providing residents in low-income neighborhoods in Chicago with the tools to access and demand better data around issues important to them, like housing and education

Oyez Project

Making state and appellate court documents freely available and useful to journalists, scholars and the public, by providing straightforward summaries of decisions, free audio recordings and more


Supporting government innovation by creating tools and servers that meet government regulations, so that developers can easily build and adopt new technology

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