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Millenial Retention through Quality Public Schools

To help Philadelphia retain talented 25-34 year-olds who may leave the city due to a perceived lack of quality public schools by supporting The Fund's rebranding efforts, which includes promoting stories of excellence in public school education.

Startupbootcamp Miami

To attract and retain talented people in South Florida and expand opportunity by supporting the Miami launch of Startupbootcamp, an accelerator that aims to boost the next generation of startups by each year selecting the 10 best from around the world to participate in its new South Florida business development program.

Open Cities Conference

To support talent retention and attraction by funding a Columbus tech leader to attend the Open Cities Conference in San Francisco which allows civic innovators to reimagine the future of their cities.

Uptown Columbus

To support talent retention and attraction by funding Uptown Columbus Riverfest which promotes entrepreneurship and business development in Uptown Columbus.

Motor City Match

To expand opportunity in Detroit by supporting Motor City Match, Mayor Mike Duggan's new program to bring vibrancy to neighborhood commercial corridors in the city.

Support San Jose Downtown Association

To attract and retain talent in San Jose by expanding the San Jose Downtown Association's Street Life Plan and Public Space Activation Projects, as part of an effort to build community in the city's core.

West Side Business Development

To expand opportunity in the historic West End of Charlotte by preparing local businesses and the community to take advantage of the new streetcar link to Uptown by creating a new business improvement district.

Wyncode Scholarships

To enrich the ideas, opportunities and talent in Miami's entrepreneurial ecosystem by supporting Wyncode's effort to promote tech diversity by offering scholarships to its 9-week bootcamp for students from low-income and under-represented parts of the community, with a particular emphasis on women and individuals of color.

Public Space Public Life

To increase civic engagement through new methods and tools for designing public spaces in Knight communities.

Minimum Grid: Maximum Impact

Establishing a comprehensive network of bicycle and pedestrian connections among the entertainment and business district of Uptown and the 24 diverse neighborhoods of MidTown.

Reimagining the Civic Commons in Philadelphia

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.

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