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Spreading the Word

Using Common Core education standards as the issue to build on, Silicon Valley Community Foundation will open up new avenues and approaches to providing information in Silicon Valley - including brokering partnerships between ethnic and public media and creating social media channels to share Silicon Valley Stories.

Incourage Community Learning

Building on previous Knight Community Information Challenge investments, Incourage will focus on boosting and measuring citizen appetite for information. It will design a grant program to sustain on-going information collection and platforms and will develop the county's news and information ecosystem - allowing good news to become great community action.

New Jersey News Ecosystem

Geraldine Dodge Foundation will build on its work, some supported by previous Knight Community Information Challenge grants, to create a statewide model for a sustainable news ecosystem. It would provide existing and new nonprofit and for-profit news and information organizations with a wide array of services, training and opportunities in a networked environment.

Smart Chicago Collaborative

Building on previous Knight Foundation investments in the news and information ecosystem, via the Knight Community Information Challenge, the Chicago Community Trust will continue to design, build and demonstrate the power of digital tools to the community and empower residents to use news and information to improve their quality of life.

Bilingual News Reporting for the Northwest

To share stories across diverse communities, Northwest Public Radio (NWPR) will partner with a Spanish-language radio station to create and share reports that both stations will broadcast and disseminate across a variety of platforms

Los Angeles Budget Tool

To increase transparency in Los Angeles, challenge funds will help the Advancement Project create an easy-to-use online forum and information source about the Los Angeles City budget.

Chattanooga Open Government Collaborative

Building on successful efforts to make city data more accessible, the Chattanooga Open Government Collaborative will use challenge funding to train key groups in using the available information.

Data Journalism Training for Reporters

To help bring important public issues to light, investigative journalists will train reporters at the Anchorage Daily News and other media outlets on how to use data to create a compelling, multimedia story.

Florida Pro Se Mobile App

As a way to empower South Floridians, Florida Pro Se Mobile will create a mobile app that helps low income residents understand basic legal procedures.

Land-use Resource for Gary

To empower residents to revitalize their neighborhoods, challenge funds will enable the city of Gary to engage the community around improving vacant and abandoned properties.

Open Gov Project at The Lens

To increase transparency in New Orleans, The Lens, a nonprofit, public-interest newsroom, will collect all public contracts in the city and make them fully searchable and publicly available.

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