Repurposing an underutilized space in downtown Gary as a culinary incubator and café designed to reinvigorate downtown while creating jobs and opportunities for residents.
To help spur Gary's economic capabilities by supporting a comprehensive neighborhood-centered plan that trains women in the construction trades and engages residents in rehabilitation work
To support the National Community Tax Coalition in providing intensive technical assistance and cross-community learning opportunities to organizations running Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)/Prosperity Campaigns in up to 10 Knight communities
To support the Dare to Dream: One Region, One Vision leadership development initiative across Gary, Ind., and seven surrounding counties, an unprecedented convening and training of leaders in this region
To strengthen the rising community leadership role of Gary's non-profit sector by providing capacity-building support for four highly committed organizations
To support the Legacy Foundation's use of online giving technologies for two years in order to raise their community profile and engage new donors.
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 empower residents to revitalize their neighborhoods, challenge funds will enable the city of Gary to engage the community around improving vacant and abandoned properties.
To supplement an existing donor-advised fund
To support the City of Gary's economic opportunity and integration by funding a learning exchange at Indiana University in which disadvantaged youth in the community learn transferable, digital media skills from college students
To introduce educators in Knight communities to action civics through the Mikva Challenge's 'New Civics Practitioners Conference' in June 2015.
To continue an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) campaign and provide free tax preparation to low-income residents of Gary