To build on existing citizen engagement efforts to provide new ways for citizens to learn about local issues; form opinions and offer solutions for making local governance more effective across the region
To sustain and strengthen a regional collaboration of philanthropic funders whose investment dollars will help to transform Northeast Ohio into a high growth economy by increasing job and income growth and decreasing poverty
To produce and present George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess in a semi-staged performance in April 2011
To accelerate economic mobility in Akron's core city neighborhoods by leveraging new investments in job creation, job preparation and job access.
For a challenge grant to support operations of Access to Care, a local initiative to improve access to health care
To introduce teenagers and young adults to entrepreneurial skills and thinking by expanding existing programs.
To promote nonpartisan journalism excellence and audience engagement in Ohio during the 2016 presidential election by supporting the Informed Citizen Akron (ICAkron) project to conduct nonpartisan in-depth polling and, nonpartisan civic engagement, to help newsrooms listen more closely and respond to the broad information needs of Ohio voters.
To support acclaimed choreographers Ronen Koresh, Doug Elkins and Kate Weare who will bring internationally and nationally recognized cutting edge dance innovation to audiences in Akron
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 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 promote economic development and employment growth in Akron and Summit County by providing financial and human capital for promising startup companies
To implement new methods for community members to engage with public, private and philanthropic entities to build economic engines that foster entrepreneurship and create jobs