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 support SPUR San Jose in multi-year programming that engages citizens in the civic conversation around the future of San Jose and to establish SPUR San Jose as a permanent fixture in the civic ecosystem in San Jose.
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 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 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 support the New Americans Campaign to enable more immigrants to become naturalized citizens in Detroit, Charlotte, Miami and San Jose - accelerating civic engagement and talent retention.