To introduce educators in Knight communities to action civics through the Mikva Challenge's 'New Civics Practitioners Conference' in June 2015.
To develop the capacity of the nonprofit sector in four Knight communities to advocate for universal access by supporting the NTEN Municipal Wireless Empowerment Project
To restore the Richard Howe House to serve as a visitor's information center for residents and visitors to the Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway
To field-test the concept of establishing free universal wireless in Knight communities by implementing the first phase of the Akron Community Wireless project
To improve the capacity and impact of Downtown Akron Partnership, an organization that promotes the building of a vibrant downtown Akron.
To launch the Bridge to GRADuation program, helping Simon Perkins Middle School students make a successful transition to high school
To break down barriers of access to the performing arts and touch the lives of residents with Random Acts of Culture (RAC), a series of unexpected, spontaneous cultural performances in non-traditional settings
For the expansion of the Reach Out and Dance (ROAD) program in the Akron Public Schools
To restore a baggage car to expand the Bike Aboard program at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway.
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
To bring Springboard for the Arts' Community Supported Art program to Knight Foundation's eight communities over the next two years, inspiring local art movements
For a weekend and summer education program serving students of Simon Perkins Middle School