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 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 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.
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 attract and retain talent, expand opportunity and build civic engagement by funding the creation and operation of the Better Block Foundation, a nonprofit focused on engaging people in rapidly making their neighborhoods more vibrant.
To support the National Community Tax Coalition in providing intensive technical assistance and cross-community learning opportunities to organizations running Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)/Prosperity Campaigns in up to 10 Knight communities
To help address the shortage of women in the technology field by deploying a new program in Detroit, Miami and San Jose to encourage girls (ages 13-17) to build their skills and seek opportunities in technology
To introduce educators in Knight communities to action civics through the Mikva Challenge's 'New Civics Practitioners Conference' in June 2015.
To bring Springboard for the Arts' Community Supported Art program to Knight Foundation's eight communities over the next two years, inspiring local art movements
To support IMPRINT's research that will document the scope of under-utilized immigrant talent in Detroit, Philadelphia, Miami, San Jose and comparison cities across the United States.
A planning grant for La Raza to work with financial institutions to develop low-cost loan options for naturalization application fees.