To demonstrate an innovative approach to city government procurement that could generate substantial cost-savings for cities, create greater transparency and accountability in the procurement process, match the needs in the community with the best available solutions, and create a clearer model for citizen engagement and open up cities to local social and urban entrepreneurship.
To support Welcoming Cities, a program that helps cities to adopt policies and best practices to attract, retain and harness New Americans and immigrant talent.
To support the New Americans Campaign to enable more immigrants to become naturalized citizens in Detroit, Charlotte, Miami and San Jose - accelerating civic engagement and talent retention.
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 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