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 supplement an existing donor-advised fund
To provide technical assistance and cross-community learning opportunities to Knight grantees working on out-of-school-time programming and related youth-development initiatives in seven Knight communities
To seed the development of a regional leadership network through a pilot program of the American Leadership Forum
To introduce educators in Knight communities to action civics through the Mikva Challenge's 'New Civics Practitioners Conference' in June 2015.
To meet the growing demand for services by replacing and adding computers in all branches and creating a mobile computing lab
For emergency relief for the Myrtle Beach area in response to the wildfires in April 2009
To meet a growing demand for services by replacing and adding computers and adding bandwidth
To evaluate the "StepUp" volunteer initiative