To use the 2010 World Equestrian Games, an Olympics-like event held for the first time in the U.S., as a springboard for capital and social improvements, creating an enduring legacy for the community
To expand broadband access into underserved neighborhoods, improve the public safety network, support economic development and enhance the tourism/visitor experience in Lexington, Ky
To supplement an existing donor-advised fund
For counseling, education, family advocacy and other support services addressing the needs of children living in domestic violence shelters
To support 8-80 Cities in producing a nationwide convening and international trip to facilitate the formation of a civic innovation network among leaders in Knight communities, learning how to execute place-based solutions, attract and support talent and foster opportunity.
To increase the effectiveness of early childhood educators working in a culturally diverse environment and to encourage greater involvement by minority parents in preparing their children for school
To support the three-day Creative Cities Summit in Lexington which brings together leading thinkers and practitioners from around the world to discuss the latest in creative community best practices, and showcases regional examples of community innovation
To assist Philadelphia, Boulder and Lexington leverage their Knight grant investments into large-scale, sustainable causes
To gather information on local food and health assets and disseminate that information in ways which allow for healthy lifestyle choices
To support the Blue Grass Community Foundation's use of online giving technologies for two years in order to raise their community profile and engage new donors.
For the Great Schools Initiative, to improve teacher capacity and student performance at Booker T. Washington Academy
To purchase the material and land for building a new home