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The George Barley Water Prize

To engage leading innovators, entrepreneurs and scientists from around the world by supporting the George Barley Water Prize, a $10 million competition for designing and implementing a cost-effective technology to remove excess phosphorous from freshwater bodies.

EcoTech Visions, The Future of Green

To expand learning and economic opportunities for low income Miami residents by supporting EcoTech Vision's Coding Bootcamp, a seven week course in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood that prepares members of the community for careers in technology.

Emerging City Champions

To provide civic innovators in Knight communities with the best knowledge on how to improve public spaces through 8-80 Cities' study tours, the Emerging City Champions program and the city residency programs.

Biscayne Green

Creating a pop-up park and urban forest along Biscayne Boulevard to drive momentum for “Biscayne Green,” a proposal to redesign Biscayne Boulevard to include a pedestrian promenade.

Miami Civic User Testing Group

Ensuring that people building local government technology use real-world feedback throughout the development process by creating a user testing group that will identify user experience issues more quickly, while making websites and apps more accessible.

The Underline: Brickell Backyard

Creating a sports field and gym as part of The Underline, a proposed 10-mile linear park underneath the Miami-Dade Metrorail, to provide quality of life incentives to talented young adults.

The Joy of Voting

To strengthen a culture of civic engagement in three Knight communities by supporting nonpartisan workshops that surface new nonpartisan projects intended to make the voting experience more joyful.

Black Tech Week 2016

To support Black Tech Week, which aims to drive greater diversity in Miami's startup community by serving as a platform for minority-owned, high growth startups to connect with venture capitalists, other entrepreneurs, and established technology companies.

Music Makers Showcase

To support MIAMade, which seeks to propel Miami's rapidly growing maker community through annual events, educational programming and monthly workshops

Better Block Foundation

To attract and retain talent, expand opportunity and build civic engagement by funding the creation and operation of the Better Block Foundation, a nonprofit focused on engaging people in rapidly making their neighborhoods more vibrant.

PowerMoves@Miami

To help attract and retain diverse talent through the launch of PowerMoves@Miami, which will primarily support and propel black entrepreneurs and create on-ramps into Miami's startup ecosystem from underrepresented areas of the community.

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