Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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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

Springboard for the Arts

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

Do Something SMS

To support the development of a technology plan for an SMS-based mobile membership platform designed to increase the number of participants and incentivize increased action and retention

Artplace

To support ArtPlace, a creative place-making initiative that uses investments in the arts and other creative assets to shape the social, physical and economic character of cities, towns and communities across the U.S.

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

What it Takes

To pilot the What it Takes e-mentoring program which uses software to help engage 50-100 professional African-American men as mentors to hundreds of black boys

Localocracy

To support an "Online Town Common" platform to enhance community dialogue in partnership with established media organizations

Globaloria

To advance a new and successful way of teaching digital literacy and community engagement to students and young adults in San Jose and Silicon Valley by using the Globaloria game design system

KaBOOM!

To fund the 2,000th KaBOOM! community-built playground at Imagine Southeast Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. in June 2011

Code for America

To build an online catalog of applications that local governments and community leaders can use to locate, understand and deploy the best available tools for community engagement

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

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