To expand the Jane's Walk program into Knight resident communities and develop a model and set of resources for expansion into other cities across the U.S.
To support various creative placemaking activities, facilitated by Hunter Franks, that will inspire robust engagement and change perceptions of place in Knight communities.
For a community-building project with Project LIFT students, families and neighbors and volunteers from the greater Charlotte community
To help Communities in Schools keep more students in school, part of a flash philanthropy experiment at the Queens University commencement.
To open a Loaves & Fishes food pantry and feed 700 more families, part of a flash philanthropy experiment during the Queens University commencement.
To provide job-skills training for 40 youth in a special Goodwill program, part of a flash philanthropy experiment during the Queens University commencement
To support ongoing investment in emerging cultural organizations which are unique in their programmatic approach and reach diverse audiences.
To bolster community engagement around SEED20, an initiative to discover, spotlight, support, and fund the region's social entrepreneurs and their high-impact, innovative ideas for building social value
For the William C. Friday Memorial Fund in honor of his work with the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
To include Knight-community libraries in the creation of a national digital library network
To support a comprehensive marketing initiative for WDAV's Concierto program that will significantly increase audience, carriage and visibility in 2012-13
To add a community engagement manager and embed engagement in a large-scale community initiative focused on student achievement