To supplement an existing donor-advised fund
To create a digital platform for engaging the seven-county region in development and use of greenways and green spaces they share
To create a multi-media youth news service focused on news in neighborhoods and schools in partnership with the Skillman Foundation: Our Life in the D.
To enable the Detroit Connected Community Initiative to provide high-speed Internet access in two large, low-income Detroit neighborhoods, utilizing WiMAX and Wi-Fi technology
To spur citizen engagement in support of 400 classroom projects in high-need Detroit schools and through the distribution of GivingCards to key members of Knight's organizational network
For the Detroit Symphony Orchestra performance at Independent Sector Conference, November 4, 2009
To provide a new anchor institution in the northern-most end of Detroit's proposed "Creative Corridor"
To establish Cranbrook as a new cultural and education partner in Detroit's Creative Corridor while developing a long-term, integrated partnership with the Arts League of Michigan
To introduce a Technology, Literacy & Career Center at the Parkman Branch that will expand computer access provide technology and assist customers in developing basic literacy and life skills
To insure that the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, a major cultural institution in Detroit's design corridor, is able to expand and diversify its audiences through a series of free community-based concerts
To support a funders collaborative in the Detroit metro region that will develop critical workforce partnerships between employers, workforce development agencies, community-based organizations and the philanthropic community
To fund predevelopment activities that will expand the Henry Ford Community Health Park campus in the city of Detroit