Want a grant of upto US$5 million?
The Knight Foundation is giving away around $5 million in 2009 for the development and distribution of neighborhood and community-focused projects, services, and programs.
They say that if you have a great idea that will improve local online news, deepen community engagement, bring Web 2.0 tools to local neighborhoods, develop publishing platforms and standards to support local conversations or innovate how we visualize, experience or interact with information, then they would definitely like to see it!
According to their website, you have the opportunity to win funding for your project in addition to mentoring, coaching and support within a vibrant community of media, tech, and community-oriented people who want to improve the world.
Only 3 rules need to be adhered to in order to win the Knight News Challenge:
- Use or create digital, open-source technology as the code base.
- Serve the public interest.
- Benefit one or more specific geographic communities.
The deadline is November 1 so all you innovative guys and gals out there, hop to it! 🙂 And remember, if you get the grant, you owe me a lunch or dinner – on the French Riviera! (this must include a first class return air ticket of course)
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