To help University Park Alliance strengthen its core engagement and partnership work and to launch efforts that provide sustainable long-term income
For a program-related investment providing direct financial support for University Square and advancing the development of Akron's Exchange neighborhood
To include Knight-community libraries in the creation of a national digital library network
To support downtown arts summer programming, including Lock 3 (concerts and festivals) and Lock 3 Summer Arts (professional and apprentice student public art), for this, the 10th-anniversary season of Downtown Akron's premier event and entertainment venue
To connect residents to the services and institutions available in the Greater University Circle neighborhood, the Cleveland Foundation will create a mobile app for the Neighborhood Voice, its local news publication and website.
To bring GroundWorks Dance Theater and Akron Symphony Orchestra together in a newly staged interpretation of Rite of Spring during the work's 100th anniversary
To produce an investigative report on gas- and oil-well drilling, The Raymond John Wean Foundation will help enable a new operating partnership between the NewsOutlet.org and a local National Public Radio affiliate.
To launch a grassroots community outreach campaign to support the production of Pearl Cleage's "Flyin' West," scheduled to run February 7-24, 2013
To provide extensive arts training for youth in Cascade Village of greater Akron, and to leverage our 2010 Communities grant by enabling youth to engage their community through the arts and encourage passion for the arts
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 build a web platform for local community engagement in Akron that uses trained community organizers and creates a local online sharing network for neighbors and civic leaders to connect
To support the production of the Fifth Annual Akron Hip-Hop Showcase, a beloved community event, offering authentic, hands-on arts enrichment and youth development programming