Knight Emerging City Champions

Knight Emerging City Champions (KECC) is a fellowship and micro-grant program for young civic innovators with bold ideas for developing engaged, inclusive and equitable communities toward a more effective democracy. This program is powered by 8 80 Cities and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Selected applicants will receive $5,000 in seed funding along with a $500 tech grant to kickstart their community projects. Applications are due by May 27, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Learn more and apply