To expose media and civic organizations to Stanford University's d.school's human-centered design methods and tools, developing transformational leaders who can advance their field.
To create a new sense of place in Silicon Valley by supporting an initiative that uses the lens of creativity to bring the future into focus and inspire physical and cultural improvements
To support the creation of the National Citizenship Collaboration to test new program models, technology, collaboration and resources to enable more immigrants to become naturalized citizens in Detroit, Miami, San Jose, Long Beach and Charlotte
To fund the Citizenship Savings Program (an Individual Development Account, IDA) to address the financial barriers associated with citizenship fees for immigrant populations in Silicon Valley
To create a sustainable transformation of San Jose's urban core into a vibrant cultural and social hub for the region
To bring forth "innovators of tomorrow" from within Silicon Valley's fragmented education system by supporting a center to set curricula and engage the private sector as active partners
To seed a change from individual to collaborative activity by funding the ALF Network Development Fund and co-creating the Common Good Collaborative
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
To establish the Silicon Valley Talent Partnership, a new public-private collaboration that partners Silicon Valley's best talent with local government to spur innovation and address local challenges.
To include Knight-community libraries in the creation of a national digital library network
To allow Mobilize.org to expand Democracy 2.0 - its community-based, millennial-led engagement project - into five Knight communities: Detroit, San Jose, Miami, Charlotte and Philadelphia
To support the expansion of naturalization resources by using this faith-based approach to community organizing for immigrant families moving from green card to full citizenship in Philadelphia/Camden, Boulder, San Jose and Long Beach