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.
Expanding economic opportunity for members of the community in need of new skills and careers by training them to turn debris from infested and diseased trees into furniture and art.
To better connect Boulder's tech community to economic opportunity by funding the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado, a peer-driven program encouraging early stage companies to give 1% equity back to the community.
To support information sharing and engagement through funding the TRENDS report which tracks key trends and indicators for city success.
To support civic engagement in Boulder by funding the 2015 Leadership Fellows which connects talent to city officials and decisionmakers.
To introduce educators in Knight communities to action civics through the Mikva Challenge's 'New Civics Practitioners Conference' in June 2015.