To educate, challenge and engage a richly diverse community and to foster civic pride the inaugural River Days ArtScape art competition, held June 22 - 24, 2012
To provide operating and business development support to the Student African American Brotherhood to ensure their ability to effectively engage thousands of black males in strengthening their communities
To support cross-cultural understanding through a forum that focuses on the role of arts in building and engaging communities.
To include Knight-community libraries in the creation of a national digital library network
For the BMe Fund which will provide grants to black men in Detroit and Philadelphia who have shared their stories and are engaging others in strengthening their cities
To support the growth of "Design in Detroit," a three-year initiative that will engage 10,000 Metropolitan Detroiters as leaders who champion 1,000 projects proposed by the local creative community
To implement Community PlanIT, an online tool that enables engagement in local community planning efforts, in four Knight communities: Detroit, Akron, San Jose and Philadelphia
To support an expanded KaBoom! model to include expanded training for volunteers and capacity building for the local sponsoring nonprofit in nine playgrounds builds in Akron, Miami and Detroit
To support public engagement with masterpieces from Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) through the installation of high-quality reproductions in communities throughout metropolitan Detroit
To engage Detroiters as leaders in economic renewal by supporting the launch of Hatch Detroit, a public contest and citizen network that spurs retail entrepreneurship in the city
To support ArtPlace, a creative place-making initiative that uses investments in the arts and other creative assets to shape the social, physical and economic character of cities, towns and communities across the U.S.
To support the creation of the National Citizenship Collaboration to test new program models, technology, collaboration and resources to enable more immigrants to become naturalized citizens in Detroit, Miami, San Jose, Long Beach and Charlotte