To support and expand Accelerated Growth Partners in its aim to connect investors with early-stage entrepreneurs in regular pitch sessions, grow the network of investors through educational workshops, serve as a resource for navigating the South Florida investor community and to establish a fund focused on Miami entrepreneurs.
To support the San Francisco Streetlife Zone Prototyping Festival, a crowd-sourced project allowing community participants to propose and prototype urban design projects along 36 blocks of central market street; and to bring a cohort of leaders from knight communities to learn from the event.
To fund both the planning and development phase of 'Resilience in the Public Realm, a project that examines the ecosystem of a community - addressing and breaking down important city agency silos that inhibit innovation; and to work with the City of Charlotte to develop a prototype.
To create a pilot of the Center for Digital Media Innovation to expose minority students to new journalism practices and make them more attractive to employers.
To support events and creative interventions to build vibrancy and community in downtown San Jose as well as to support the implementation of the newly launched Downtown Street Life Plan.
To support a series of free outdoor film screenings throughout Macon.
To support the Macon Arts Alliance's capacity to support individual artists through professional development workshops and programs, and serve as a regional partner to the Knight funded Springboard for the Arts national artist-supporting network.
To support the expansion of The Big O Singer/Songwriter Music Camp and provide camp scholarships to 20 aspiring young Macon musicians.
To promote Macon as a musical destination by providing a stipend for touring acts to perform free concerts for audiences of all-ages at Fresh Produce Records.
To support three free cultural events at the historic Hay House: a jazz quintet performance, film screening and an interactive theater experience
To support the continued growth and success of the Macon Film Festival with two year start up funding for a part-time contract programmer for the festival.
To support PraiseFest - a free gospel music concert series that will pair Macon area gospel groups with national gospel music acts.