To launch the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions, which will demonstrate new, effective ways that community stakeholders can engage to solve problems and seize opportunity
To build in Knight communities local city versions of OpenGovernment.org, a free and open-source website for contacting local government agencies and officials
To identify information gaps in five local communities, Berks County Community Foundation will use Knight Foundation’s Community Information Toolkit to determine what kind of information residents need but aren’t getting through the online news site, bctv.org, and other media outlets.
To increase local news reporting in southeast Louisiana, the Greater New Orleans Foundation will help expand the city’s NPR affiliate, WWNO.
To include Knight-community libraries in the creation of a national digital library network
For development of a fantasy election and civic participation game by MTV
To upgrade the Knight-sponsored Change By Us and launch it in three Knight communities to more effectively engage citizens in community-wide programs
To provide laptops to 3,200 K-5 students in order to increase digital access as part of a large-scale community initiative focused on student achievement
To support TurboVote's deployment, testing, and expansion on college campuses in Miami
For the BMe Fund which will provide grants to black men in Detroit and Philadelphia who have shared their stories and are engaging others in strengthening their cities
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 increase coverage of local issues like education, safety, and health and wellness, United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee, in partnership with the Zilber Family Foundation, and working with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, will expand the capacity of an existing local news site.