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Public Stuff

PublicStuff, a New York-based startup, has created a mobile-friendly SaaS system that lets citizens make real-time requests to their local governments for public services.

W. Gerald Austen Bioinnovation Institute in Akron

To create the Knight Research and Education Collaborative in Akron to manage six research, educational and clinical initiatives expected to improve Akron's economy and quality of life by bringing in more than $125 million dollars and creating 2,100 jobs

Knight School Education Series Endowment

To help create a vibrant museum culture in Miami by endowing Art for all Miami, an art education program that will lower the barrier to entry to the visual arts by taking 40,000 students to class at the museum each year

New Economy Initiative

To speed the transition of southeast Michigan to a knowledge-based, entrepreneurial, creative economy through support of a broad-based philanthropic collaborative called the New Economy Initiative

Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum of Science

Knight’s support will help engage the community in exploring science, technology and the environment by both supporting the new, high-tech facility and ensuring that more South Floridians participate in programming. Over time, funds will allow hundreds of thousands of Greater Miami students to visit at least once during elementary and middle school. More visitors will also get to participate in on-site, science-based research activities.

University Park

To support the core organization that proposes to develop University Park, revitalizing a community anchored by two key institutions and using innovative approaches to health and lifelong learning as part of the area's development theme

Teach for America Miami Program

To close the achievement gap of 25,000 students in the Miami-Dade public school system by providing funding for Teach For America Miami-Dade to grow from 95 teachers to 350 teachers per year over five years, while placing the teachers in a feeder pattern

University Park Alliance

To help University Park Alliance strengthen its core engagement and partnership work and to launch efforts that provide sustainable long-term income

Local Initiative Support Corporation

To support LISC's national strategic shift to expand the services it provides in low-income neighborhoods and to have greater impact on their social and economic vitality. Detroit, St. Paul and Duluth will be pilot cities

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