Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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Reimagining the Civic Commons in Philadelphia

To invest in five civic assets in neighborhoods surrounding and near Center City Philadelphia, support collaboration among those assets and fund experiments to understand the ways such assets can deliver more value by working together while fostering talent, opportunity and engagement.

Scaling Democracy Works

To promote open information systems by scaling two voting information tools, while engaging government and nonprofit partners with technology that adds transparency to the voting process.

Citymart USA Demonstration Project

To demonstrate an innovative approach to city government procurement that could generate substantial cost-savings for cities, create greater transparency and accountability in the procurement process, match the needs in the community with the best available solutions, and create a clearer model for citizen engagement and open up cities to local social and urban entrepreneurship.

Walk Your City - San Jose and Lexington

To support the development of a DIY walkability toolkit and the testing of that toolkit as an onramp for civic engagement through a series of wayfinding campaigns in two Knight communities.

LaunchCode Miami

To support LaunchCode in Miami, creating pathways to economic opportunity and upward mobility through apprenticeships and job placement in technology for thousands of Miami residents seeking jobs at local firms hungry for talent.

eMerge Americas Conference

To attract and retain entrepreneurs in South Florida and promote economic opportunity through the growth of eMerge Americas, the leading Miami-based conference focused on technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Welcoming America

To support Welcoming Cities, a program that helps cities to adopt policies and best practices to attract, retain and harness New Americans and immigrant talent.

2014 abc* Continuity Forum

To support the 2014 Continuity Forum, which presents in Miami thought leaders and top social entrepreneurs who are focused on solving pressing global challenges.

Urban transformation of San Jose

To support SPUR San Jose in multi-year programming that engages citizens in the civic conversation around the future of San Jose and to establish SPUR San Jose as a permanent fixture in the civic ecosystem in San Jose.

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