To support 8-80 Cities in producing a nationwide convening and international trip to facilitate the formation of a civic innovation network among leaders in Knight communities, learning how to execute place-based solutions, attract and support talent and foster opportunity.
To support the Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation's use of online giving technologies for two years in order to raise their community profile and engage new donors.
For 2011 general operating support
To supplement an existing donor-advised fund
To increase access and training capacity at the Duluth Public Library by leveraging a Gates Foundation grant
For TwinPortsConnex.com (formerly theDuSu.com), an information hub by young people, for young people focusing on their issues and what connects them to Duluth and Superior
To grow wealth and jobs in the region through support of business development services in the Duluth- Superior area and to create a regional marketplace for local artists
To spread a deeper understanding of key community issues and challenges by engaging citizens in problem solving efforts
To support LISC's national strategic shift to expand the services it provides in low-income neighborhoods and to have greater impact on their social and economic vitality. Detroit, St. Paul and Duluth will be pilot cities
To grow the regional economy by reducing barriers to development and investment in Duluth through implementation of contemporary land use regulations
To invigorate the region's economy through long-term support of an initiative aiming to accelerate the supply and skills of local entrepreneurs
To increase the region's capacity for economic development by upgrading an online regional economic and business database