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Ananya Dance Theatre

To tell the story of womens' roles in the global food system through an interdisciplinary piece.

East Side Freedom Library

To create large-scale artworks that celebrate freedom and honor the people who have shaped the city's East Side.

Hamilton Ink Spot

To expand this cooperative that provides daily classes and a mentorship program for the hand printing of original artwork.

Ka Joog

To preserve the art of Somali poetry through a mobile art program offering performances and educational programming.

Shades of Yellow

To build the Hmong LGBT artist community by creating a studio where artists can create, perform and receive support to creatively share their stories.


To expose media and civic organizations to Stanford University's's human-centered design methods and tools, developing transformational leaders who can advance their field.

2015 Eastern Market District Plan

To complete a planning process with longstanding and new stakeholders, to leverage and build upon infrastructure improvements of Detroit's central open-air market - ultimately improving Detroit's core city vibrancy.

Digitally-trained minority journalists

To support journalism excellence and diversity in newsrooms by creating the Knight-CUNY internships, a paid summer internship program for minority students to build a stronger pipeline of academically excellent, digitally-trained minority journalists.


Podcasting production and distribution

Pop Up Archive

Organizing sound and making it searchable, so journalists and scholars can tell stories better.

Macon's Beall's Hill Revitalization- A National Model

To complete the revitalization of the historic Beall's Hill neighborhood within the College Hill Corridor and serve as a national model through a combination of grant and program related investments establishing perpetual revolving loan funds for rehabilitating homes, building new homes, facade improvements, energy efficiency projects and down payment assistance.

New Americans Campaign

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.

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