Project Cities participates in new ASU Foundation initiative to accelerate impact

Project Cities is excited to share its participation in ASU’s new Moonshot Accelerator initiative. Hosted out of the ASU Foundation, the Moonshot Accelerator convened eight ASU teams to guide the development of project pitches for philanthropic funders or corporate partners.  

“The accelerator has a curriculum of monthly modules on the basics of philanthropy, the mechanics of building a big idea, funding and organization models, scaling strategies and approaches to building equity into an idea. All eight projects have been underway in some form, with the teams seeking funding to scale them.”

Since 2017, Project Cities has worked with 10 community partners on 110 projects engaging more than 1,300 students across the university. 

Julia Davis, program manager for Project Cities, shares that “Participating in the Moonshot Accelerator provided the opportunity for Project Cities to develop new, innovative ideas to foster impact locally and at scale in the face of our growing sustainability challenges in this decisive decade.”

Moonshot Accelerator preps life-changing ASU projects for big funding

Project Cities is a member of the Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities Network (EPIC-N) and is administered by ASU’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory and the Sustainable Cities Network. Stay up to date with Project Cities and the Sustainable Cities Network by following us on social media or subscribing to our newsletter