Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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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

Springboard for the Arts

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

Code for America

To support a program that increases engagement and transparency in government by asking top developers and designers to become CFA fellows, giving a year of service in city governments, including two Knight communities

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

What it Takes

To pilot the What it Takes e-mentoring program which uses software to help engage 50-100 professional African-American men as mentors to hundreds of black boys

Random Acts of Culture: Philadelphia

To break down barriers of access to the performing arts and touch the lives of Philadelphia residents with Random Acts of Culture (RAC), a series of unexpected, spontaneous cultural performances in non-traditional settings

Black Male Engagement (BMe) Fund

For the BMe Fund which will provide grants to black men in Detroit and Philadelphia who have shared their stories and are engaging others in strengthening their cities

Girls Who Code

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

Ben Franklin Parkway Development

To accelerate the transformation of the Ben Franklin Parkway into a world-class, pedestrian-oriented cultural campus through coordinated, extensive public space investments

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