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1st ACT Silicon Valley

To help launch a new vision for Silicon Valley by supporting development of a focused plan aimed at making downtown San Jose a more viable, fun and pedestrian-friendly place

1st ACT Silicon Valley

To create a new sense of place in Silicon Valley by supporting an initiative that uses the lens of creativity to bring the future into focus and inspire physical and cultural improvements

Alum Rock Counseling Center

To provide both referral and intensive case management/mental health intervention services for up to 280 low-income families with children 0-5 years residing in the Mayfair neighborhood of East San Jose


To expand the "Arts4School" program already in place in East Palo Alto's Costaño Elementary School and to replicate it in east San Jose's Lyndale Elementary School


To provide general operating support for, a new, hyperlocal website with mobile capability that responds to San Benito County residents’ need for a central, single place to find useful information and communicate with each other about their community.

Bridging the Digital Divide

To help low-income San Jose residents gain digital literacy and digital media literacy skills that enable them to more effectively participate together in civic affairs.

Center for Economic Progress

To support the National Community Tax Coalition in providing intensive technical assistance and cross-community learning opportunities to organizations running Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)/Prosperity Campaigns in up to 10 Knight communities

Choices for Children

To connect unlicensed child care providers and disenfranchised families to child development resources using community-based resources and culturally-based approaches

Cinequest: Picture the Possibilities

For year one of Cinequest's three-year project "Picture the Possibilities" ("PTP") to empower youth with the tools, mentors and experience needed to turn their stories into films while challenging them to drive change in their communities

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