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
To support the Open Source Project, an art and technology program, focused on creating a scientific experience for artistic audiences
To break down barriers of access to the performing arts and touch the lives of residents with Random Acts of Culture (RAC), a series of unexpected, spontaneous cultural performances in non-traditional settings
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