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Re-imagining the Civic Commons

To explore and reimagine the role of civic assets, such as public libraries and parks, in creating successful cities including Knight communities Charlotte and San Jose.

Enstitute Miami Hub

To support Enstitute, a program which connects a national pool of young, high potential talent to high growth startups in Miami - ultimately building a pipeline of talent for Miami's entrepreneurship community.

Miami Makers Initiative

To support the Miami Maker Initiative, which aims to bolster interest, engagement, and support for local makers in South Florida-connecting entrepreneurs with other innovative thinkers in the community

Code Fever

To support Code Fever which conducts workshops and symposiums in Greater Miami to teach high school students and their parents, with a particular emphasis on residents from low-income communities, on how to transition from being just consumers of technology to creators of technology.

Tech Cocktail Miami

To support the launch of Tech Cocktail Miami, which aims to showcase and propel Miami's startup community by connecting, informing and inspiring entrepreneurs through events and online news coverage.

Accelerated Growth Partners (AGP)

To support and expand Accelerated Growth Partners in its aim to connect investors with early-stage entrepreneurs in regular pitch sessions, grow the network of investors through educational workshops, serve as a resource for navigating the South Florida investor community and to establish a fund focused on Miami entrepreneurs.

The San Francisco Streetlife Zone Prototyping Festival

To support the San Francisco Streetlife Zone Prototyping Festival, a crowd-sourced project allowing community participants to propose and prototype urban design projects along 36 blocks of central market street; and to bring a cohort of leaders from knight communities to learn from the event.

Resilience in the Public Realm

To fund both the planning and development phase of 'Resilience in the Public Realm, a project that examines the ecosystem of a community - addressing and breaking down important city agency silos that inhibit innovation; and to work with the City of Charlotte to develop a prototype.

Downtown Street Life Plan

To support events and creative interventions to build vibrancy and community in downtown San Jose as well as to support the implementation of the newly launched Downtown Street Life Plan.

GreenTRIP Expansion

To expand GreenTRIP program, an innovative certification program that will inform real-estate developments in San Jose to create a city that both attracts and retains talent and develops economically integrated neighborhoods.

Knight Green Line Challenge

To engage community members in developing and executing projects that increase the vibrancy of neighborhoods and commercial districts along the new Central Corridor Green Line

Spreading the Word

Using Common Core education standards as the issue to build on, Silicon Valley Community Foundation will open up new avenues and approaches to providing information in Silicon Valley - including brokering partnerships between ethnic and public media and creating social media channels to share Silicon Valley Stories.

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