Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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Girls Who Code

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

Put TED Ideas into Action

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

Civic Data Challenge

To support the National Conference on Citizenship's second annual Civic Data Challenge - turning civic health data into useful community tools

Better broadband access

To quantify the necessary investment in the Macon community to coordinate, utilize and maximize all existing assets to improve broadband access and adoption

PopTech Impact Fund

To support the PopTech Impact Fund, which supports unconventional, collaborative discovery and innovation

Public Stuff

PublicStuff, a New York-based startup, has created a mobile-friendly SaaS system that lets citizens make real-time requests to their local governments for public services.

Civic Data Challenge

To provide cash prizes to the winners of the National Conference on Citizenship's Civic Data Challenge, which is co-sponsored by Knight

Change By Us

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, a free and open-source website for contacting local government agencies and officials


To support TurboVote's deployment, testing, and expansion on college campuses in Miami


To build a web platform for local community engagement in Akron that uses trained community organizers and creates a local online sharing network for neighbors and civic leaders to connect

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