Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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Aspen Forum for Community Solutions

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

OpenGovernment.org

To build in Knight communities local city versions of OpenGovernment.org, a free and open-source website for contacting local government agencies and officials

Public radio station WWNO

To increase local news reporting in southeast Louisiana, the Greater New Orleans Foundation will help expand the city’s NPR affiliate, WWNO. 

Free Flow

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. 

Endeavor Miami

To establish Endeavor Miami which will connect, educate and inspire Miami's startup community by identifying, mentoring and accelerating high-potential entrepreneurs in South Florida.

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

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.

XO Laptops for Project L.I.F.T.

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

Black Male Engagement (BMe) Fund

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

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