To support economic opportunity and integration by funding Gehl Architects to complete a public space/public life strategy for the City of Columbus, better connecting disenfrachised communities to the downtown area.
To support talent retention and attraction by funding a Columbus tech leader to attend the Open Cities Conference in San Francisco which allows civic innovators to reimagine the future of their cities.
To support talent retention and attraction by funding Uptown Columbus Riverfest which promotes entrepreneurship and business development in Uptown Columbus.
Bringing accountability to the voting process by creating a public library of TV news and political advertising from key 2016 primary election states,paired with nonpartisan fact-checking and additional analysis from PolitiFact,the University of Pennsylvania's FactCheck.org,The Center for Public Integrity and others.
Engaging black men in elections by recruiting barbers in predominantly African-American communities to disseminate nonpartisan information and resources on voting.
To promote free expression on the Internet by developing HeartMob, a platform to provide those experiencing online harassment with a safe way to report incidents and to receive support from volunteers.
To expand the Digital Public Library of America into all unserved states or regions, adding new hubs with unique items from these communities into DPLA's collection.
To engage Philadelphia audiences with 'INVISIBLE RIVER 2015' - a site-specific interactive dance performance held on and along the banks of the Schuylkill River.
To support talent development in Philadelphia's theatre community with 'The Wilma Hothouse' - a series of master classes and workshops led by internationally renowned theatre instructors.
To increase civic engagement through new methods and tools for designing public spaces in Knight communities.
To support Sportsmanias' Social Media and Sports Summit in Miami, which will unite sports writers, media executives and key sports leaders from across the country to engage in conversation on the evolution of journalism and its intersection with social media.
Establishing a comprehensive network of bicycle and pedestrian connections among the entertainment and business district of Uptown and the 24 diverse neighborhoods of MidTown.