Through their focus on informed and engaged communities and media innovation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has been a strong partner and a valued funder of Smart Chicago.
Here's a look at support to date:
KCIC Deep Dive
The Knight Foundation funded the Community Information Deep Dive initiative in February 2014. These funds have supported the CUTGroup, On The Table, and three books that pave the way for practicing true community technology:
In January, 2014 the Knight Foundation gave our partner Joe Olson a prototype grant to develop communication strategies to engage with targeted communities through Foodborne Chicago. Smart Chicago administers that grant and also took part in the work. Here's more details:
Civic Works, June 2012
Knight Foundation, along with our community foundation sponsor, The Chicago Community Trust, funded the Kick-Starting Civic Innovation grant in June 2012. This grant formed the foundation of our CivicWorks project. These funds supported a total of twelve initiatives. Read more here: