Smart Chicago Awarded Community Information Challenge Grant from the Knight Foundation and The Chicago Community Trust

knight-foundation-logoToday the Knight Foundation announced an award to Smart Chicago, through their longtime partner and our founder & fiscal agent, The Chicago Community Trust, to “continue to design, build and demonstrate the power of digital tools to the community and empower residents to use news and information to improve their quality of life.”

This grant builds off of previous work among The Trust, Knight, and Smart Chicago— the Kick-Starting Civic Innovation grant, which we have used to fund the CivicWorks project.

The Trust and the Knight Foundation have a long relationship in the Community Information Challenge, including the Community Media Matters program funded by both parties.