To support the Financial Literacy Program providing low-income families with EITC assistance, IDA matching funds, and counseling on saving, home ownership and starting a business
To develop a series of shared community experiences that serve as a focal point for all including performances and learning opportunities for area youth.
To restructure completely the system of food distribution to the needy by supporting the renovation of a massive warehouse and trucking facility
To meet the growing demand for job training via mobile computer labs at 17 branch Akron-Summit County Public Libraries, an additional 3300 people per year will have access and will receive training per year, because of Knight's investment
To teach citizens to create local news and information digitally in the community-supported Akronist.
To expand the after-school program at Perkins Middle School
To expand Apollo's Fire's Akron-area presence by supporting the presentation of its five subscription programs at Akron-area venues as well as a series of Baroque Bistro concerts at a popular Akron marketplace throughout the season
To engage diverse audiences during the Akron Civic Theatre's 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons with community-based programming that represents an array of cultures and artistic-disciplines.
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 continue work by Team Better Block in Akron, engaging leaders, residents and recent immigrants to improve their neighborhoods through immediate redevelopment and placemaking projects
Turning a vacant property into an AirBnB hostel and cultural hub in Akron’s North Hill to tap the entrepreneurial potential of the neighborhood’s growing Bhutanese population.
To accelerate the growth of the bioscience industry in the greater Akron area, attracting investment dollars and creating well-paying jobs