Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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Rebuild Foundation

To support a partnership of the University of Chicago and the Rebuild Foundation that will create a national platform for propagating a groundbreaking model that uses imagination and culture-driven community engagement to transform and revitalize disinvested communities in Knight communities and other cities.

Project for Lean Urbanism

To establish and support the 'Project for Lean Urbanism,' a three-year effort that will devise tools and techniques to make it easier, cheaper and faster for citizens to engage in shaping their own communities.

Bilingual News Reporting for the Northwest

To share stories across diverse communities, Northwest Public Radio (NWPR) will partner with a Spanish-language radio station to create and share reports that both stations will broadcast and disseminate across a variety of platforms

Los Angeles Budget Tool

To increase transparency in Los Angeles, challenge funds will help the Advancement Project create an easy-to-use online forum and information source about the Los Angeles City budget.

Miami-Dade Digital Classroom Initiative

To support the expansion and modernization of entrepreneurship education in Greater Miami public schools by helping Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship launch the Digital Classroom Initiative in ten classrooms.

Chattanooga Open Government Collaborative

Building on successful efforts to make city data more accessible, the Chattanooga Open Government Collaborative will use challenge funding to train key groups in using the available information.

Data Journalism Training for Reporters

To help bring important public issues to light, investigative journalists will train reporters at the Anchorage Daily News and other media outlets on how to use data to create a compelling, multimedia story.

Florida Pro Se Mobile App

As a way to empower South Floridians, Florida Pro Se Mobile will create a mobile app that helps low income residents understand basic legal procedures.


To help strengthen Lexington's leadership, the foundation and partners at ProgressLex will create a fellowship that will equip local change agents with skills in storytelling and media production

Rural Community News Exchange

To increase access to news across rural New Mexico, challenge funds will help launch a news-sharing service for small-town independent newspapers.

Awesome Grants

To support the launch of Awesome Foundation in Miami through efforts that heighten community awareness of the organization and increase the number of $1,000 monthly micro-grants awarded to applicants in South Florida.

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