To attract and retain talent in San Jose by expanding the San Jose Downtown Association's Street Life Plan and Public Space Activation Projects, as part of an effort to build community in the city's core.
To introduce educators in Knight communities to action civics through the Mikva Challenge's 'New Civics Practitioners Conference' in June 2015.
To support the New Americans Campaign to enable more immigrants to become naturalized citizens in Detroit, Charlotte, Miami and San Jose - accelerating civic engagement and talent retention.
As San Jose faces tremendous population growth, Knight is working to support the urbanization of a traditionally sprawling city with a specific focus on Central San Jose. Our investments tap into the region’s creative energy and disruptive history to accelerate the city’s significance as a well-connected, transport-accessible hub for culture and innovation in the South Bay.
Working with partners in the public and private sectors, we support a range of projects from prototypes and pop-ups to in-depth research and sustained organizational support.
If you’re interested in our arts program, learn more about our arts strategy.
We invest in civic innovators who help cities attract and keep talented people, expand economic opportunity and create a culture of engagement.
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