To support the creation of the National Citizenship Collaboration to test new program models, technology, collaboration and resources to enable more immigrants to become naturalized citizens in Detroit, Miami, San Jose, Long Beach and Charlotte
To include Knight-community libraries in the creation of a national digital library network
To allow Mobilize.org to expand Democracy 2.0 - its community-based, millennial-led engagement project - into five Knight communities: Detroit, San Jose, Miami, Charlotte and Philadelphia
To support the National Community Tax Coalition in providing intensive technical assistance and cross-community learning opportunities to organizations running Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)/Prosperity Campaigns in up to 10 Knight communities
To help address the shortage of women in the technology field by deploying a new program in Detroit, Miami and San Jose to encourage girls (ages 13-17) to build their skills and seek opportunities in technology
To fund Steven Johnson as a speaker and thought partner, together with an online resource connected to his Fall '14 PBS/BBC series, 'How We Got to Now' which will explore how leaders and communities create places that foster innovation and support talent.
To bring Springboard for the Arts' Community Supported Art program to Knight Foundation's eight communities over the next two years, inspiring local art movements
A planning grant for La Raza to work with financial institutions to develop low-cost loan options for naturalization application fees.
To support the presentation of two Spanish-language Professional Development Program workshops for artists in 2011 and 2012 - one in Miami, FL and one in San Jose, CA, two communities with large Spanish-speaking populations