Launching book clubs in 20 Philadelphia neighborhoods for residents to study co-ops and then form their own cooperative businesses.
For 2014 membership in the Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, formerly known as Delaware Valley Grantmakers, to support the work Knight's work in Philadelphia.
To produce 'A Play, a Pie and a Pint', a series of plays performed in non-traditional venues at non-traditional times on days when other theaters are traditionally dark
To support GoodCompany Group's curriculum refinement and development of an alumni network.
To offer Arts Wide-Open at Temple Performing Arts Center, offering local public school students after-school, age-appropriate activities with professional artists
To create an innovative five-concert project, including a one-day three-concert festival, presenting contemporary composers exploring their African-American, Asian-American and Latin-American cultures
To tap into the unrealized potential of black men as catalysts for positive community engagement by growing the BMe Network from 3,000 to 30,000 inspired black men and their friends over the next three years.
To enrich the BalletX audience's experience of dance further by inviting fellow artists from the region to perform during intermissions
To accelerate the transformation of the Ben Franklin Parkway into a world-class, pedestrian-oriented cultural campus through coordinated, extensive public space investments
To fund Team Better Block activities, which trains local leaders to improve their neighborhood through participatory placemaking in three Knight Foundation Communities; Akron, Macon and Philadelphia.
To attract and retain talent, expand opportunity and build civic engagement by funding the creation and operation of the Better Block Foundation, a nonprofit focused on engaging people in rapidly making their neighborhoods more vibrant.
For the BMe Fund which will provide grants to black men in Detroit and Philadelphia who have shared their stories and are engaging others in strengthening their cities