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.
To support and help shape the agenda of the 2014 National Day of Civic Hacking.
To improve the usability of the OpenDataPhilly data catalog and create instructional materials on the usage of the site's resources
Knight Foundation invests in community success by creating a system that finds, nurtures and replicates civic innovations built on robust civic engagement.
In Philadelphia we accomplish this through investments in opportunities for talented people who are innovators, problem solvers and agents of change.
Through funding in the arts, we seek the best ideas that inspire, inform, connect and create a sense of belonging in the city’s 365 neighborhoods.
From 2010 to 2013 we committed $9 million to the arts through Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia. Our focus on attracting, retaining and harnessing talent over the next few years will work in a similar way to create an informed and engaged Philadelphia.
Knight invests in civic innovators who help cities attract and keep talented people, expand economic opportunity and create a culture of engagement.
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Philadelphia Community Advisory Committee
• Marsha Perelman (chair)
• Elizabeth Dow
• Jordan Harris
• Anthony Ibarguen
• Greg Osberg
• Anthony Scirica