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FrontlineSMS

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

The Public Laboratory

To make technology work for communities by creating a tool kit and online community for citizen-based, grassroots data gathering and research.

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

PANDA

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

Zeega

To help tell rich multimedia stories by improving a toolkit that allows people to collaboratively produce, curate and publish multimedia projects.

Do Something SMS

To support the development of a technology plan for an SMS-based mobile membership platform designed to increase the number of participants and incentivize increased action and retention

Poderopedia

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

Report-a-Troll

To create a platform where victims can safely report online harassment—including violent threats, stalking and racial epithets—and volunteers can respond.

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.

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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