To support the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits in developing and coordinating the " HandsOn Tech Silicon Valley" program that provides digital skills building and application of technology for Silicon Valley's nonprofit sector.
To partner on a program that will leverage the full TED platform to empower individuals to take collective action on "ideas worth doing" and expose TED's audience to Knight's tech for engagement strategy
To feature artists who show exceptional promise in the field and who are interested in democratic and collaborative practices in their art-making through the emerging artist exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
In our Community and National Initiatives program we support the success of our communities through investments that attract, retain and harness talent; that expand opportunity by increasing entrepreneurship and economic mobility; and that build places that accelerate the growth of ideas and bring people from diverse social and economic backgrounds together.
Promoting civic innovation and robust engagement will enable our communities to succeed in a rapidly changing world.
We carry out our work through investments in 26 communities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight owned newspapers. Program directors oversee our grant-making in eight resident communities: Akron, Ohio; Charlotte, N.C.; Detroit; Macon, Ga.; Miami; Philadelphia; San Jose/Silicon Valley, Calif.; and St Paul, Minn. We support donor-advised programs in the remaining 18 communities.
Our foundation has invested more than $841 million in community initiatives since its creation in 1950. We want our national network of learning to inspire the actions of residents in each of our communities and help us build a better democracy and a successful future.