Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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Stanford d.school

To expose media and civic organizations to Stanford University's d.school's human-centered design methods and tools, developing transformational leaders who can advance their field.

1st ACT Silicon Valley

To create a new sense of place in Silicon Valley by supporting an initiative that uses the lens of creativity to bring the future into focus and inspire physical and cultural improvements

National Citizenship Collaboration

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

Opportunity Fund

To fund the Citizenship Savings Program (an Individual Development Account, IDA) to address the financial barriers associated with citizenship fees for immigrant populations in Silicon Valley

SoFA

To create a sustainable transformation of San Jose's urban core into a vibrant cultural and social hub for the region

Urban transformation of San Jose

To support SPUR San Jose in multi-year programming that engages citizens in the civic conversation around the future of San Jose and to establish SPUR San Jose as a permanent fixture in the civic ecosystem in San Jose.

Silicon Valley Education Foundation

To bring forth "innovators of tomorrow" from within Silicon Valley's fragmented education system by supporting a center to set curricula and engage the private sector as active partners

Everyblock

To create, test and release open-source software that links databases to allow citizens of a large city to learn (and act on) civic information about their neighborhood or block

Silicon Valley Talent Partnership

To establish the Silicon Valley Talent Partnership, a new public-private collaboration that partners Silicon Valley's best talent with local government to spur innovation and address local challenges.

New Americans Campaign

To support the New Americans Campaign to enable more immigrants to become naturalized citizens in Detroit, Charlotte, Miami and San Jose - accelerating civic engagement and talent retention.

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