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W. Gerald Austen Bioinnovation Institute in Akron

To create the Knight Research and Education Collaborative in Akron to manage six research, educational and clinical initiatives expected to improve Akron's economy and quality of life by bringing in more than $125 million dollars and creating 2,100 jobs

Homeless housing program

To launch a comprehensive housing and services program for the homeless to decrease homelessness in Columbia and address a persistent obstacle to downtown development

Citizen Schools

To support the growth of Citizen Schools, a cutting-edge after-school learning program, through the opportunity capital campaign. These resources will enable Citizen Schools to begin the expansion to 60 campuses in eight regions across the United States

Citizen Schools

To increase citizen involvement in the public schools by expanding a successful after-school program while experimenting with emerging technology to strengthen the volunteers' role with the organization and its long-term future

Wichita State University Foundation

To transform the way students in south central Kansas learn science, technology, engineering and math by creating a comprehensive elementary through college education system that will be replicated throughout the state

Opportunity Fund

To fund the Citizenship Savings Program (an Individual Development Account, IDA) to address the financial barriers associated with citizenship fees for immigrant populations in Silicon Valley

Art + Research

To create a one-of-a-kind research and production art residency program offering the chance for artists to work with experts

The Saint Paul Foundation

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

Georgia College and State University Foundation

To establish Milledgeville Community Connections: Digital Bridges, Bringing People Together, an initiative that will create the model for sustained, community-led adoption and use of broadband throughout Milledgeville and Baldwin County

North Carolina Dance Theater

To strengthen the north end of Charlotte's uptown cultural mall with a permanent home, including classrooms and rehearsal studios, for the North Carolina Dance Theatre

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