Now more than ever, communities need quality information to make decisions about the issues they care about. The Knight Community Information Lab will help foundations get to the heart of the information gaps in their community – and use human-centered design training to develop long-term solutions with the input of local residents. Over 18 months, the lab will take four community and place-based foundations looking to address their local information needs through an 18-month human-centered design training. Through this process, they will learn the methods and tools that will help them better understand residents and their needs, then prototype, adjust and implement solutions. This is a new way of funding community and place-based foundations for Knight Foundation. Instead of supporting a specific news and information project, Knight is helping foundations take a few steps back to discover and design an approach that is right for their community.
The Lab is accepting applications through March 24. Learn more, register for the March 1 webinar, and apply at knightinfolab.org.