Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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Community PlanIT

To implement Community PlanIT, an online tool that enables engagement in local community planning efforts, in four Knight communities: Detroit, Akron, San Jose and Philadelphia


To support an expanded KaBoom! model to include expanded training for volunteers and capacity building for the local sponsoring nonprofit in nine playgrounds builds in Akron, Miami and Detroit

Code for America

To support our strategy of investing in citizen-centered solutions in three Knight communities by piloting the Code for America model, which deploys technology professionals to develop original solutions that engage citizens in community challenges

Do Something

To support the development of an SMS-based mobile platform designed to increase the number of teenagers engaged in community service and to keep them active and engaged


To fund the 2,000th KaBOOM! community-built playground at Imagine Southeast Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. in June 2011

CitizenshipWorks Innovation Fund

To create the CitizenshipWorks Innovation Fund to invest in new tools and technologies that help legal permanent residents become U.S. citizens

Code for America

To build an online catalog of applications that local governments and community leaders can use to locate, understand and deploy the best available tools for community engagement

Detroit4Detroit / Philly4Philly

To help Citizen Effect, a young nonprofit based in Washington DC, expand its innovative philanthropy model -- connecting 'citizen philanthropists' directly to projects they care about in their communities

Do Something SMS

To support the development of a technology plan for an SMS-based mobile membership platform designed to increase the number of participants and incentivize increased action and retention

CTOs for Good

To support CTOs for Good, a group of Chief Technology Officers from nonprofits that focus on mobilization and engagement, and their first in-person meeting on February 24-25, 2011


To support an "Online Town Common" platform to enhance community dialogue in partnership with established media organizations

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