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The Franklin Institute

To create momentum for a set of initiatives that transform the Benjamin Franklin Parkway into a destination cultural campus by supporting the physical expansion of one of the Parkway's signature institutions


To create, test and release open-source software that links databases to allow citizens of a large city to learn (and act on) civic information about their neighborhood or block

National Council of YMCAs of America

To develop the model YMCA Newcomer-Immigrant Program which will be implemented in seven Knight communities and then replicated nationally to support the successful integration of immigrants into our communities

Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board Inc

To improve Philadelphia's educational attainment rankings and workforce competitiveness by systematically re-enrolling college drop-outs through the launch of Graduate! Philadelphia (G!P)

Independence Visitor Center Corporation

To fuel the continued growth of Philadelphia as a heritage tourism destination by supporting the complete renovation of the Ben Franklin Underground Museum, thus creating a facility on a par with the best biographical museums in the world

The Free Library of Philadelphia

To highlight the new cultural and economic vision for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway by catalyzing the growth of the Philadelphia Book Festival

Campus Philly

To move the needle on Philadelphia's college graduate retention rate by fostering a coordinated, regional approach to student recruitment, engagement, and career placement

The Reinvestment Fund

To create a radical new vision for Camden by developing and presenting to the governor of New Jersey a plan for reconnecting the city to its most valuable asset, the Delaware River waterfront

Philadelphia Youth Network, Inc.

To reinvent how Philadelphia addressees concurrent crises of idle youth, low labor force participation, and a rising high school dropout rate by facilitating an extensive plan to reform, expand, and finance Career and Technical Education in the schools

Philadelphia Academies, Inc.

To strengthen Philadelphia's response to concurrent crises of idle youth, low labor force participation, and rising dropout rates by expanding the innovative Industry Pipeline Initiative

The Enterprise Center

To strengthen the impact of regional universities and health care institutions on distressed communities by expanding the University Purchasing Initiative

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