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 support the winners of the 2014 Knight Arts Challenge St. Paul.
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 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 create the Knight Foundation Digital Media Innovation Fund, to support Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Society's digital experimentation with audience engagement.
To create the Strategic Growth Fund, enabling Penumbra Theatre, the largest African-American theater company in the nation, to engage new audiences with exceptional contemporary theater.
To establish the Springboard Fund, to support the creation of a series of toolkits that will enable communities to support artists and to develop a network of artist-supportive programs across Knight's resident communities.
To create the TU Dance Fund, to support the diversification of the dance community in St. Paul by expanding TU Dance's capacity to cultivate donors and increase programming.
To increase audiences for jazz by expanding the outdoor stages in Lowertown for the Twin Cities Jazz Festival.
Raising awareness about the plight of bees, which are dying in large numbers, with a public art project of small bronze bees and sculptures that serve as bee habitats.
To support a sustainability initiative for the Arts Incubator Program, providing fiscal sponsorship, pro bono legal services, fundraising support and organizational development assistance to artist-led non-profit projects
To support NextNotes High School Composition Awards - the first national mentoring and music composition awards program designed to encourage and recognize the creativity of high school age composers.