Browse Knight-funded ideas

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Charlotte ZipBus

Using real-time data via a mobile platform to transform an existing call-based transit service into an enhanced service that allows customers to schedule transit to meet their personal needs

Could your data discriminate?

Helping people identify and fix hidden biases in their data and learn about data discrimination through a website that will allow people to test data for bias and experiment with public data to determine what may result in such bias.

Democratizing Data through Visual Search Results

Making it easier to access and use public data through an open source project that will present data in a more visual and relevant manner through search results. For example, a search for “budget” on would yield intuitive, attractive graphs and charts.

FOIA Mapper

The goal is to build an open source 'FOIA map,' which will comprise: a catalog of government information systems, semantic descriptions of the records they contain, and relational schema / documentation describing how the records are stored.

Legislation Tracker: Beyond the bills

Bringing more accountability and transparency to state lawmaking by creating a tracking tool for all major bills passed in New Jersey that would provide information on whether the law was enforced and milestones were met.


Adding transparency to the legislative process through an embeddable, shareable legislative tracking tool that connects federal and state bills and corresponding community annotation with relevant news articles, information, topical blogs and more.


Increasing civic engagement through a role-playing game that fosters democracy, empathy, and creative problem solving for civic issues.

Simplifying government data requests through a web-based application that helps startups navigate law enforcement requests for consumer data and protects user privacy.

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