To support LISC's national strategic shift to expand the services it provides in low-income neighborhoods and to have greater impact on their social and economic vitality. Detroit, St. Paul and Duluth will be pilot cities
To support ArtPlace, a creative place-making initiative that uses investments in the arts and other creative assets to shape the social, physical and economic character of cities, towns and communities across the U.S.
To supplement an existing donor-advised fund
To support Living Cities and the Integration Initiative, a multidisciplinary focus on both neighborhood and system transformation in five cities, including St. Paul and Detroit
To engage community members in developing and executing projects that increase the vibrancy of neighborhoods and commercial districts along the new Central Corridor Green Line
To support the transformation of St. Paul neighborhoods adjacent to a planned light rail line by fostering a unique collaboration of government, nonprofit and private stakeholders
To support the winners of the 2014 Knight Arts Challenge St. Paul.
For the Partnership for Improving Children's Oral Health Bright Smiles program, an oral health initiative for young children in Ramsey County
To support an informed and engaged approach to transit-oriented community development through the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative (CCFC)
To create the Cultural Opportunity Fund, to provide community-based arts organizations the opportunity to present programming in a new concert hall at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.
To include Knight-community libraries in the creation of a national digital library network
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.