Browse Knight-funded ideas

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Public Stuff

PublicStuff, a New York-based startup, has created a mobile-friendly SaaS system that lets citizens make real-time requests to their local governments for public services.


To support an expanded KaBoom! model to include expanded training for volunteers and capacity building for the local sponsoring nonprofit in nine playgrounds builds in Akron, Miami and Detroit

Do Something

To support the development of an SMS-based mobile platform designed to increase the number of teenagers engaged in community service and to keep them active and engaged


To provide 5 Knight communities with an engagement program that develops civic leaders by involving citizens in projects to improve at least 14 neighborhood playgrounds

Put TED Ideas into Action

To partner on a program that will leverage the full TED platform to empower individuals to take collective action on "ideas worth doing" and expose TED's audience to Knight's tech for engagement strategy

Code for America

To support our strategy of investing in citizen-centered solutions in three Knight communities by piloting the Code for America model, which deploys technology professionals to develop original solutions that engage citizens in community challenges


To connect people to the organizations, information and causes they care about so they can take action and connect with people of similar passions


To create an online knowledge network about community engagement practices and to connect people seeking to translate those ideas into action

Community PlanIT

To implement Community PlanIT, an online tool that enables engagement in local community planning efforts, in four Knight communities: Detroit, Akron, San Jose and Philadelphia

Change By Us

To upgrade the Knight-sponsored Change By Us and launch it in three Knight communities to more effectively engage citizens in community-wide programs

Girls Who Code

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 launch a "play it forward" favor-trading game that allows neighbors to engage offline by sharing goods and services with each other to strengthen social capital and trust

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