Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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Silicon Valley Talent Partnership

To establish the Silicon Valley Talent Partnership, a new public-private collaboration that partners Silicon Valley's best talent with local government to spur innovation and address local challenges.

Jane's Walk

To expand the Jane's Walk program into Knight resident communities and develop a model and set of resources for expansion into other cities across the U.S.

Creative Interventions Tour

To support various creative placemaking activities, facilitated by Hunter Franks, that will inspire robust engagement and change perceptions of place in Knight communities.

SPUR Urban Center

To create the SPUR Urban Center where residents and workers in San Jose will learn about best ideas and practices in urban planning and be inspired to take an active role in promoting them in their community.

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest

To support community engagement activities at the 2013 San Jose Jazz Summer Fest and the creation of the San Jose Jazz Music Mobile.

Naturalization Options

A planning grant for La Raza to work with financial institutions to develop low-cost loan options for naturalization application fees.

Nonprofit Boot Camp + Social Media for Nonprofits

To support two programs, the technology track of a Nonprofit Boot Camp and a Social Media for Nonprofits workshop, to help Silicon Valley nonprofit leaders learn concrete technology tips and tools, and how to leverage technology-based media to advance their missions and programmatic goals.


To provide general operating support for, 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.

Digital Leaders Intern Program

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.

Bridging the Digital Divide

To help low-income San Jose residents gain digital literacy and digital media literacy skills that enable them to more effectively participate together in civic affairs.

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