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Pop It Up Detroit

To use the power of design to produce vibrant civic spaces by bringing together architects and creatives with community advocates

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.

Open Gov Project at The Lens

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.

Plan in a Box

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

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.

Open Gov for the Rest of Us

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

Oyez Project

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

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