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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

Captricity

Captricity is an award-winning cloud-based service that turns paper information into digital data more easily, quickly, and cheaply than existing alternatives. The company was founded in 2011 by Kuang Chen and Jeff J. Lin. For more information, please visit http://captricity.com/press-center.

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

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. 

Peepol.tv

To empower people to share breaking news by creating a searchable map of events streamed around the world.

Umbel

Umbel is an audience measurement company that uses big data from social and other sources to dramatically increase digital publishers’ understanding of their audience and online advertising revenue. Umbel does this by correlating audience social information with web analytics and other data to create real insight into who the audience is, what they like and who might be interested in reaching them.

Flagstaff Emergency Information Source

To ensure that residents are prepared for and quickly recover from wildfires, floods, hazmat incidents and disasters, the Arizona Community Foundation will help Flagstaff’s two largest news organizations provide better real-time information. 

Civic Data Challenge

To provide cash prizes to the winners of the National Conference on Citizenship's Civic Data Challenge, which is co-sponsored by Knight

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. 

Hot Topics Artist Series

To share the work of dynamic, national visual artists by hosting "Hot Topic," an ongoing lecture series.

Coral Gables Art Cinema

To bring high quality, unique and culturally diverse films to the community by increasing programming and educational outreach at the theater.

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