To improve the usability of the OpenDataPhilly data catalog and create instructional materials on the usage of the site's resources
To build a prototype StoryCorps mobile app that allows people to record, upload and share do-it-yourself StoryCorps interviews.
We plan to secure accurate data more efficiently by developing a real-time interface for non-technical government actors to easily update changes to eligibility requirements for public assistance. Efficient eligibility screening helps beneficiaries access public assistance by reducing wait times. mRelief screening forms reduced eligibility determination time by 75 percent from 16 to 4 minutes.
The Knight Prototype Fund helps media makers, technologists and tinkerers take ideas from concept to demo. With grants of $35,000, innovators are given six months to research, test core assumptions and iterate before building out an entire project.
The program recognizes that with the cost of experimentation dropping, innovators should have the opportunity to test their greatest ideas and explore many options before choosing a final path. When successful projects emerge, Knight Foundation can help them scale.
Browse through funded projects, our FAQ and apply now.