Knight Cities Challenge offers innovators $5 million

Knight Foundation is excited to announce that the Knight Cities Challenge will open for ideas on Oct. 10. The challenge seeks ideas that make the 26 communities where Knight invests more vibrant places to live and work. Applicants can win a share of $5 million for innovative projects that answer the question: What’s your best idea to make cities more successful?

The challenge will launch on Oct. 10, with applications being accepted until Nov. 3. Ideas should focus on one or all of three key drivers of city success: attracting and keeping talent, expanding economic opportunity, and creating a culture of civic engagement.

If you have questions about the challenge, you can join us for virtual office hours or in-person events to learn more. The schedule, which is regularly updated, can be accessed here.

To enter the Knight Cities Challenge go to starting Oct. 10 and answer a few questions. For more information take a look at this blog post. Follow @knightfdn and #knightcities on Twitter for updates and please spread the word through your networks.


George Abbott
Knight Foundation
Project Lead, Knight Cities Challenge

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