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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This partnership will launch a statewide education reporting project creating space for thoughtful conversation around improving Massachusetts schools.
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
To increase access to news across rural New Mexico, challenge funds will help launch a news-sharing service for small-town independent newspapers.
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.