To launch the Digital Leaders Intern Program to provide low-income high school youth living in Palo Alto affordable housing communities with digital technology education, access to digital tools and the opportunity to use them for exploring social issues.
To provide general operating support for BenitoLink.com, 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.
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.
Knight Foundation invests in community success by creating a system that finds, nurtures and replicates civic innovations built on robust civic engagement. In San Jose, Knight Foundation is helping make the birthplace of digital and social media one of the great American cities.
We support civic innovations that make Silicon Valley and San Jose leading examples of creative community change. Our investments tap into the region’s creative energy and accelerate its evolution as a center of national significance across sectors.
Through our overall grantmaking, we focus on investments at the intersection of talent, opportunity and place. We are interested in investments that help to attract, retain and harness talent, expand opportunity by increasing economic mobility and supporting entrepreneurship, and explore how places can promote innovation and act as an accelerator for both talent and opportunity.
We invest in civic innovation at the intersection of talent, opportunity and place to enable our communities to succeed.
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San Jose Community Advisory Committee
• Frederick Ferrer (chair)
• Michele Lew
• Dena Trujillo
• Sanjay Vaswani
• Kim Walesh