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 increase transparency in New Orleans, The Lens, a nonprofit, public-interest newsroom, will collect all public contracts in the city and make them fully searchable and publicly available.
Making it easier to discover information about local planning projects, by creating a tool that governments and contractors can use to easily create websites with updates that also allow public input into the process
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.
Providing residents in low-income neighborhoods in Chicago with the tools to access and demand better data around issues important to them, like housing and education
Making state and appellate court documents freely available and useful to journalists, scholars and the public, by providing straightforward summaries of decisions, free audio recordings and more
To support the testing and scale of Project Madison, an open source platform for public document creation and discussion.