To coordinate an early childhood advocacy initiative to sustain the Wichita CARES project
To address Wichita's "talent imperative" by creating an innovative program that networks youth development and workforce development in the setting of a key neighborhood institution
To diversify the local economy by providing startup funding to build a composite prototyping lab whose products can be manufactured locally
To support the Wichita Community Foundation's use of online giving technologies for one year in order to raise WCF and art agencies 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 use the Effective Black Parenting model to provide services to children ages 0-5 and their parents
To introduce educators in Knight communities to action civics through the Mikva Challenge's 'New Civics Practitioners Conference' in June 2015.
To analyze the impact of federal and state budget proposals on Knight priority areas and help grant partners access and use budget and tax policy data
To strengthen a culture of civic engagement in three Knight communities by supporting nonpartisan workshops that surface new nonpartisan projects intended to make the voting experience more joyful.
To teach social and emotional learning skills to 80 percent of 3- and 4-year-olds attending early learning centers in Wichita and providing a potential model for a statewide universal pre-Kindergarten program
For Spanish translation services for the Community Food Ministry
For phase II of the Visioneering Wichita collaborative, a metropolitan statistical area community capacity building initiative and long-term vision