To preserve broad First Amendment rights in the digital age through the establishment of an institute at Columbia University that would champion free expression through litigation, education and scholarship.
To provide civic innovators in Knight communities with the best knowledge on how to improve public spaces through 8-80 Cities' study tours, the Emerging City Champions program and the city residency programs.
To advance journalism excellence by supporting Mississippi Today, a new nonprofit digital news outlet partnering with universities to provide top-flight coverage of race, poverty, education, health and the statehouse.
To promote nonpartisan journalism excellence and audience engagement in Ohio during the 2016 presidential election by supporting the Informed Citizen Akron (ICAkron) project to conduct nonpartisan in-depth polling and, nonpartisan civic engagement, to help newsrooms listen more closely and respond to the broad information needs of Ohio voters.
To promote press freedom and the next generation of First Amendment precedent by expanding the Knight Litigation Project to provide more legal assistance to individual journalists, freelancers and digital communicators, as well as support for news organizations.
To create a sustainable future through the formation of an operations endowment for United States Artists, an organization that awards unrestricted fellowships to American artists, that will enable staff to spend time on programming, analytics and raising additional capital to expand the fellowships instead of raising money for annual operations.
To support journalism education and journalism training through online learning courses and peer-to-peer learning initiatives to help journalists stay up to date with the transformational changes in the news and information ecosystem
Launching book clubs in 20 Philadelphia neighborhoods for residents to study co-ops and then form their own cooperative businesses.
Creating a pop-up park and urban forest along Biscayne Boulevard to drive momentum for “Biscayne Green,” a proposal to redesign Biscayne Boulevard to include a pedestrian promenade.
Building cultural bridges to Philadelphia’s immigrant communities with cooking classes celebrating ethnic food operated by chefs from Reading Terminal Market.
Rethinking municipal signs that typically tell people “what not to do,” to spur fun, imagination and positivity throughout Charlotte; the project will create signs that provide amusing, enchanting, fun options: You can dance! You can sing! You can skip!
An illuminating community project that encourages organizations/individuals/families to be part of and aware of the maker movement/community