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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

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.

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. 

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

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.

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,, and other media outlets. 

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

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

NJ Spotlight

To expand coverage in an online statewide policy news site, the Community Foundation of New Jersey will help NJ Spotlight increase its health-care coverage and build an online discussion platform. 

Black Male Engagement (BMe) Fund

To provide operating monies that support networking events and story gathering activities conducted by local Black Male Engagement (BMe) team leaders in Detroit and Philadelphia

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