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Tiziano 360

To help communities better tell their stories by building an accessible, multimedia storytelling platform.

FrontlineSMS

To help journalists use text messages to reach and engage with rural communities.

PANDA

To help news organizations better use public information by creating PANDA, new software that cleans up and aids in analyzing it.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

To expand the audience for classical music by offering the symphony experience globally through expanded webcast and mobile content

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

Poderopedia

To create an editorial and crowd-sourced database that allows visualizing the relationships among political, civic and business leaders

Aspen Forum for Community Solutions

To launch the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions, which will demonstrate new, effective ways that community stakeholders can engage to solve problems and seize opportunity

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

NextDrop

To develop a new, mobile model for disseminating community information by testing a service that notifies residents of a city in India when water is available.

Check Out the Internet

To bridge the digital divide by allowing New York residents with limited broadband access to borrow portable Wi-Fi hotspot devices for up to a year.

Awesome Foundation News Taskforce

To experiment with a new funding model for local news by bringing together leaders and innovators in communities to provide microgrants to journalism and media projects.

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