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 the success of Cascade Village by empowering residents through engagement activities and life-skills education
To entice new audiences to the Actors' Summit, through a community engagement program targeting youth and their parents
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 launch a grassroots community outreach campaign to support the production of Pearl Cleage's "Flyin' West," scheduled to run February 7-24, 2013
To support groundbreaking exhibitions at the Akron Art Museum as it transitions to new leadership and strives to become a model for small to mid-sized art museums, and to further the Museum's audience engagement mission.
To promote economic development and employment growth in Akron and Summit County by providing financial and human capital for promising startup companies
To expand the Jane's Walk program into Knight resident communities and develop a model and set of resources for expansion into other cities across the U.S.
To produce and present George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess in a semi-staged performance in April 2011
To underwrite half of the cost of developing a 10-year business plan for a new Academic Health Center in Akron
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