To advance the success of a region-wide collaborative aimed at changing the fundamentals of Northeast Ohio's economic agenda through support of the organization's intensive Phase Two plans
To support Gravity and Grace, an exhibition featuring work by El Anatsui to run June 16 through Oct. 7, 2012, engaging local and national communities through innovative programming in celebration of the museum's 90th anniversary
To underwrite half of the cost of developing a 10-year business plan for a new Academic Health Center in Akron
To promote economic development and employment growth in Akron and Summit County by providing financial and human capital for promising startup companies
To support various creative placemaking activities, facilitated by Hunter Franks, that will inspire robust engagement and change perceptions of place in Knight communities.
To connect residents to the services and institutions available in the Greater University Circle neighborhood, the Cleveland Foundation will create a mobile app for the Neighborhood Voice, its local news publication and website.
To produce professional, theatrical productions of Shakespeare's infrequently-staged masterpieces, Love's Labours Lost and The History of Richard III
To support the production of the 4th Annual Akron Hip-Hop Showcase conference
For FilmSlam, the annual student film festival that is presented to underserved high school students as part of the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF)
To support "Knight Night in Akron" and Akron Preview Event for the 35th Cleveland International Film Festival (2011) and 36th Cleveland International Film Festival (2012).
To support the transformation, planning, development and operation of the Visiting Inductee Program and National Inventors Hall of Fame Invention Gallery located in the National Inventors Hall of Fame Community Learning Center
To help meet the GAR Foundation challenge to support SCORE's expansion of marketing and administrative activities to startup, entrepreneurs, and existing businesses in Akron and Summit County