To explore the opportunities to accelerate regional economic growth in northeast South Dakota through broadband technology and develop a plan for implementation
To increase access of unserved and underserved citizens to internet and computer technology by strengthening the library's role as a community technology center
To create a team of professionals to develop protocols, provide training, and serve drug-endangered children whose lives are jeopardized by their families' illegal manufacturing, sales, possession and use of methamphetamine in the home
For Dakotafire Media, an alliance of journalists from 29 rural community newspapers who will share a virtual newsroom to improve coverage of regional issues
To supplement an existing donor-advised fund
To develop an economic growth plan for the region, identify individuals willing to serve on task forces and begin to execute the plan
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 support the Education, Arts & Culture Project that will provide opportunities for Native American youth in Brown County to come together for cultural education, activities, and ceremonies
To introduce educators in Knight communities to action civics through the Mikva Challenge's 'New Civics Practitioners Conference' in June 2015.
To purchase specialized equipment and appliances to assist young adults of all faiths with disabilities/special needs in transitioning to independent living
To prepare for diverse new residents and to renew work with Native Americans by transforming Aberdeen into a welcoming community that connects newcomers to education, business, government, and human services
To develop a blueprint for making Aberdeen the healthiest town in America