To support ongoing investment in emerging cultural organizations which are unique in their programmatic approach and reach diverse audiences.
To increase the capacity of Charlotte’s leading young theater company to engage new audiences with immersive theatrical productions.
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
To implement Benevolent.net's program in Charlotte, Detroit and San Jose to enable citizens to engage with each other by supporting one-time challenges that their neighbors confront through an online platform
To support the expansion and diversification of the Charlotte Symphony's audiences through continued support for its KnightSounds concert series
For the William C. Friday Memorial Fund in honor of his work with the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
To provide free and subsidized tickets for upcoming opera productions, building on a successful 2012 audience building initiative
To complete the next phase of the museum's digitization project to create a digital library of the rarely seen collection of 1,400 works in the Bechtler family collection
To include Knight-community libraries in the creation of a national digital library network
To support Gantt Center exhibits and programming in 2013 including the exhibition of Church Hats; works by Jonathan Green; and Question Bridge: Black Males
To create the Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance, a collection of trained arts journalists who will publish under the CAA banner on TV, radio, print, online and a newly developed app
To support a comprehensive marketing initiative for WDAV's Concierto program that will significantly increase audience, carriage and visibility in 2012-13