To support the Silicon Valley Community Foundation's use of online giving technologies for one year in order to raise their community profile and engage new donors.
To pilot the PRX Podcast Network (Radiotopia), a program to develop new public radio programming with Internet distribution and fundraising model.
To support Enterprise Development Corporation of South Florida, which will establish a hub in Miami's greater downtown and provide expanded entrepreneurial support services including counseling, access to mentors and connection to funders.
To create the Cultural Opportunity Fund, to provide community-based arts organizations the opportunity to present programming in a new concert hall at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.
To establish the Springboard Fund, to support the creation of a series of toolkits that will enable communities to support artists and to develop a network of artist-supportive programs across Knight's resident communities.
To create the Knight Foundation Digital Media Innovation Fund, to support Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Society's digital experimentation with audience engagement.
To create the TU Dance Fund, to support the diversification of the dance community in St. Paul by expanding TU Dance's capacity to cultivate donors and increase programming.
To create the Strategic Growth Fund, enabling Penumbra Theatre, the largest African-American theater company in the nation, to engage new audiences with exceptional contemporary theater.
To establish the Knight INNovation Fund to support innovative projects by non-profit news organizations as part of the Knight Local Media Initiative.
To develop a prototype version of Restatement, a system for the creation and parsing of machine-readable legal text.
To test and refine a data-reporting method that other media and organizations can use to localize national stories to the county level.
To develop strategies to engage with targeted communities currently being missed through Chicago's Twitter-based food poisoning incident detection system.