To support the refinement and deployment of a new crowdfunding platform that addresses community-wide needs in two Knight communities.
For Code for America's work focused on rewiring government to better engage with citizens using innovative technology solutions
To help address the shortage of women in the technology field by deploying a new program in Detroit, Miami and San Jose to encourage girls (ages 13-17) to build their skills and seek opportunities in technology
To develop a multi-school, multi-disciplinary network of students, faculty and professionals working to design and implement ways of using technology for citizen engagement
To partner on a program that will leverage the full TED platform to empower individuals to take collective action on "ideas worth doing" and expose TED's audience to Knight's tech for engagement strategy
To support the National Conference on Citizenship's second annual Civic Data Challenge - turning civic health data into useful community tools
To support the PopTech Impact Fund, which supports unconventional, collaborative discovery and innovation
PublicStuff is a New York City based startup that has created a mobile-friently SaaS system which lets citizens make real-time requests to their local governments for public services.
To provide cash prizes to the winners of the National Conference on Citizenship's Civic Data Challenge, which is co-sponsored by Knight
To upgrade the Knight-sponsored Change By Us and launch it in three Knight communities to more effectively engage citizens in community-wide programs
To increase community engagement feats completed by users of DailyFeats to 15 percent of the total actions on the platform and develop a statistical analysis of individuals' civic engagement interactions through social networks
To build in Knight communities local city versions of OpenGovernment.org, a free and open-source website for contacting local government agencies and officials