To supplement an existing donor-advised fund
To create a sustainable future through the formation of an operations endowment for United States Artists, an organization that awards unrestricted fellowships to American artists, that will enable staff to spend time on programming, analytics and raising additional capital to expand the fellowships instead of raising money for annual operations.
To help Fort Wayne embrace "New Hoosiers" by increasing the community's understanding and appreciation of other cultures through a process that strengthens the development of arts organizations in culturally diverse, underserved communities in Fort Wayne
To help catalyze growth of the downtown cultural district by supporting a capital campaign to expand and improve the museum facility, create a new education center, and strengthen the museum's collections and library
To add a second pillar to Fort Wayne's embrace of "New Hoosiers" by connecting immigrant populations to educational and literacy services
To develop a professional learning community of public school and community-based early childhood educators working together to learn more about and implement "Reggio Emilia" inspired practices in their respective educational settings
For Read and Rise, an early childhood literacy program that will help low-income African-American parents better prepare their children, 0-5, for reading success in school
To introduce educators in Knight communities to action civics through the Mikva Challenge's 'New Civics Practitioners Conference' in June 2015.
For an after-school and summer program providing arts education and activities for at-risk youth between the ages of 7 and 18
To increase access and introduce English-language learning technology to up to 2,000 underserved Burmese and Hispanic citizens
Creating a design studio that will engage local youth to identify and create solutions to transform vacant lots in their neighborhood with low-cost materials.
To expand arts programming for children and families in music, dance, drama and visual arts