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Knight Cities Challenge


IHHE Sends Off Inaugural Class, Awards $30K in Pitch Competition

On Sunday, Philadelphia’s Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship wrapped up its inaugural business program with a pitch competition at Union Transfer where three students walked […]


5 Philadelphia Projects Win $5M in National Knight Cities Challenge for 2017

Each year, the Knight Foundation asks communities for their best ideas to make cities better, and this year, five Philadelphia groups submitted ideas worth backing […]

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Four Philly Projects Named 2016 Knight Cities Challenge Winners

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced the winners of the 2016 Knight Cities Challenge April 12, and this year’s 37 winners include […]

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Philly Has More Knight Cities Challenge Finalists Than Anyone Else

The Knight Foundation has chosen 158 finalists from more than 4,500 applications for Knight Cities Challenge grants, and 20 of those 158 are from Philadelphia, […]


Knight Cities Challenge Is Back and Looking For Ways to Boost Philly

Along with the boom in office and residential construction, Philadelphia has had civic-minded projects blossoming here and there. Just off the top of our head, […]


Bok Developer to Preserve South Philly History with First Part of Stoop Project

For the first time in recent years, the former Edward W. Bok Technical School in South Philadelphia has been ringing with the sound of excited voices. […]


“South Philly’s Stoop” and Six Other Local Projects Are Recipients of the Knight Cities Challenge

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation–which recently partnered with the William Penn Foundation to award $11 million to five Philadelphia parks (including the highly […]