To strengthen the new Office of Neighborhood Investment program set up by Detroit's mayor by supporting a key position that links the city to the philanthropic community
To help develop and guide a collaborative of Knight grantees in the key Northend neighborhood by supporting a skilled coordinating organization
To demonstrate an innovative approach to city government procurement that could generate substantial cost-savings for cities, create greater transparency and accountability in the procurement process, match the needs in the community with the best available solutions, and create a clearer model for citizen engagement and open up cities to local social and urban entrepreneurship.
To plan a community-based component to a multi-state early childhood network and develop of a statewide partnership for Quality Pre-Kindergarten in Pennsylvania
To share a love of the classics by having traditional performers play at neighborhood bars, cafes and eateries
Inspiring the city by programming Cobo’s large exterior screen with digital art from local and national artists
To provide a new anchor institution in the northern-most end of Detroit's proposed "Creative Corridor"
To create an intimate yet profoundly engaging musical experience through a series of small concerts rotating through Detroit homes
To improve the computer, workforce and academic skills of adult family members and students in the Mack/Alter community and to establish a wireless neighborhood
To supplement an existing donor-advised fund
To fund a minimum of 50 capacity building grants of no more than $5,000 each to subsidize training for public sector and nonprofit staff who are advancing the future of Detroit in the areas of economic growth, land use, city systems, planning and neighborhood development (the Detroit Future City elements).
To implement Community PlanIT, an online tool that enables engagement in local community planning efforts, in four Knight communities: Detroit, Akron, San Jose and Philadelphia