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The Knight Cities Challenge is Looking to Fund the Best Ideas for Philly

October 6, 2015

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As avid readers of this blog may know, over the last several months I’ve been working on an AMAZING Knight Cities Challenge winning project called Next Stop: Democracy which is hiring 60 Philadelphia artists to create a new look for Election Day.

Well, this week Knight announced that they were looking again for some GREAT ideas for cities to fund. Serious, how often do you have people ready and willing to give you money to fund your great idea for making your city (Philly in our case) a better place to live?!

So with that, I just wanted to share Knight’s recent blog post

“Imagine if you won funding for your best idea to make your city more successful. Imagine social media buzzing with daily mentions of your project and your work being celebrated in the press. Then, imagine City Hall deciding your idea works so well that it will change the way the city does business.

That’s what happened to Ben Bryant, one of 32 winners of the inaugural Knight Cities Challenge. Ben’s brainstorm, the Pop-Up Pool Project in Philadelphia, became an instant hit when it launched this summer.

Now, you have an opportunity to win support for your idea as Knight Foundation launches the second round of the Knight Cities Challenge. We’ll award $5 million to fund new ideas to make the 26 Knight communities more successful by advancing talent, opportunity and engagement. The challenge will be open for applications from Oct. 1-Oct. 27 at, and we’ll announce winners early next year.”

I feel like there are so many amazing people in Philly right now with SO MANY amazing ideas. Well, here’s your chance. Learn more and apply HERE!

One Comment leave one →
  1. October 7, 2015 1:20 pm

    Dang, looks like a good opportunity to expand Uncover Philly!

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