The Potlatch Fund is the first community foundation to apply for a Knight Foundation Information Needs Community Challenge Grant to build a NewsCloud site uniting it's Northwest regional Native American communities:
The platform will leverage a variety of NewsCloud’s features to help Native American communities connect, engage and share information with each other online, in ways that aren’t possible today. Some of these features include: dissemination of foundation, grantee and local news, peer to peer news sharing, blogging, image and video galleries, discussion forums, resource directories, classifieds and lending library, idea gathering and question and answers. The Facebook authentication used by NewsCloud allows community members to interact with their real names and faces, building connection in deeper ways than other web technologies. This was one of the findings in the Knight-funded research on the Hot Dish climate change project.
If you're interested in learning more about how to use NewsCloud for your community foundation or its grantees, read our post How Community Foundations Can Create Local Online Hubs with NewsCloud.