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New Jersey News Ecosystem

Geraldine Dodge Foundation will build on its work, some supported by previous Knight Community Information Challenge grants, to create a statewide model for a sustainable news ecosystem. It would provide existing and new nonprofit and for-profit news and information organizations with a wide array of services, training and opportunities in a networked environment.


To grow TurboVote, a digital tool that makes registering and voting easier, and expand to Knight resident communities.

Digital Public Square (

To position the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties as a civic leader by extending their management of Knight Foundation's community guideline

New Jersey News Collaborative

With challenge funding, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation will help develop a network of news organizations and journalists in New Jersey, and launch creative projects to encourage more civic dialogue and participation. 

Newsource: The Santa Barbara Journalism Initiative

To provide independent, in-depth investigative news and analysis, with an emphasis on content relevant to the county’s substantial Latino community, the Santa Barbara Foundation will launch a new journalism initiative called Newsource.

Minnesota Idea Open

To spread a deeper understanding of key community issues and challenges by engaging citizens in problem solving efforts

Smart Chicago Collaborative

Building on previous Knight Foundation investments in the news and information ecosystem, via the Knight Community Information Challenge, the Chicago Community Trust will continue to design, build and demonstrate the power of digital tools to the community and empower residents to use news and information to improve their quality of life.

Spreading the Word

Using Common Core education standards as the issue to build on, Silicon Valley Community Foundation will open up new avenues and approaches to providing information in Silicon Valley - including brokering partnerships between ethnic and public media and creating social media channels to share Silicon Valley Stories.

NowCast SA

To develop neighborhood based, communication focus centers to provide an on-line platform for sharing neighborhood concerns, social networking opportunities and charitable giving opportunities, overlooked by traditional media outlets. 

Council on Foundations

For the second convening of the Media Learning Seminar for Community Foundations in Miami in February 2009, and to convene a special meeting as a part of the Council's annual community foundation conference to be held in October 2009

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