To supplement an existing donor-advised fund
To support the National Community Tax Coalition in providing intensive technical assistance and cross-community learning opportunities to organizations running Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)/Prosperity Campaigns in up to 10 Knight communities
Repurposing an underutilized space in downtown Gary as a culinary incubator and café designed to reinvigorate downtown while creating jobs and opportunities for residents.
To help spur Gary's economic capabilities by supporting a comprehensive neighborhood-centered plan that trains women in the construction trades and engages residents in rehabilitation work
To support the Dare to Dream: One Region, One Vision leadership development initiative across Gary, Ind., and seven surrounding counties, an unprecedented convening and training of leaders in this region
Establishing a reuse facility that would reclaim building materials, such as lumber, from vacant homes in Gary to contribute to economic growth, create jobs and support businesses, and provide opportunities for community collaboration on development projects.
To help spur Gary's revitalization and bolster an important youth-serving institution through support of a program to develop the entrepreneurial spirit in youth while improving their academic skills
To strengthen the rising community leadership role of Gary's non-profit sector by providing capacity-building support for four highly committed organizations
To continue an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) campaign and provide free tax preparation to low-income residents of Gary
To introduce educators in Knight communities to action civics through the Mikva Challenge's 'New Civics Practitioners Conference' in June 2015.
To promote, enhance and coordinate accessible literacy activities conducted by coalition members
To support the Legacy Foundation's use of online giving technologies for two years in order to raise their community profile and engage new donors.