To provide civic innovators in Knight communities with the best knowledge on how to improve public spaces through 8-80 Cities' study tours, the Emerging City Champions program and the city residency programs.
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 increase the donor advised fund
To significantly improve access to and utilization of broadband Internet for rural residents of Centre County Pennsylvania through the Centre County Federation of Public Libraries (CCFPL)
To build a more effective bond between the university and the community by instituting "AlcoholEdu" an innovative program aimed at curbing alcohol use among Penn State students
To plan a community-based component to a multi-state early childhood network and develop of a statewide partnership for Quality Pre-Kindergarten in Pennsylvania
To introduce educators in Knight communities to action civics through the Mikva Challenge's 'New Civics Practitioners Conference' in June 2015.
To establish the Bellefonte Family Resource Center
To develop model civic engagement programs that utilize location-aware services and applications made possible by wireless technology for use in Knight communities
An illuminating community project that encourages organizations/individuals/families to be part of and aware of the maker movement/community
To launch the leadership challenge award