To invest in five civic assets in neighborhoods surrounding and near Center City Philadelphia, support collaboration among those assets and fund experiments to understand the ways such assets can deliver more value by working together while fostering talent, opportunity and engagement.
To support Welcoming Cities, a program that helps cities to adopt policies and best practices to attract, retain and harness New Americans and immigrant talent.
To introduce educators in Knight communities to action civics through the Mikva Challenge's 'New Civics Practitioners Conference' in June 2015.
To support IMPRINT's research that will document the scope of under-utilized immigrant talent in Detroit, Philadelphia, Miami, San Jose and comparison cities across the United States.
To support a program that will help Philadelphia harness and retain high-skilled immigrant talent by helping them establish their professional credentials in the U.S.
To better understand talent retention and attraction by investigating the dimensions and needs of the independent (or 'freelance') economy in Philadelphia, Charlotte and Milwaukee.
To support a site-specific installation by renowned German artist Katharina Grosse, which will transform a five-mile stretch of the Northeast Corridor Rail Line in Philadelphia.
To improve the usability of the OpenDataPhilly data catalog and create instructional materials on the usage of the site's resources
To support and help shape the agenda of the 2014 National Day of Civic Hacking.
To expand the Jane's Walk program into Knight resident communities and develop a model and set of resources for expansion into other cities across the U.S.
To support various creative placemaking activities, facilitated by Hunter Franks, that will inspire robust engagement and change perceptions of place in Knight communities.
To fund Team Better Block activities, which trains local leaders to improve their neighborhood through participatory placemaking in three Knight Foundation Communities; Akron, Macon and Philadelphia.