Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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Fund for Our Economic Future

To sustain and strengthen a regional collaboration of philanthropic funders whose investment dollars will help to transform Northeast Ohio into a high growth economy by increasing job and income growth and decreasing poverty

Cascade Village

To support the success of Cascade Village by empowering residents through engagement activities and life-skills education

Random Acts of Culture: Akron

To break down barriers of access to the performing arts and touch the lives of residents with Random Acts of Culture (RAC), a series of unexpected, spontaneous cultural performances in non-traditional settings

Student African American Brotherhood

To increase high school graduation rates and college access for at least 90 African American male students by extending the Student African American Brotherhood's network to high schools in Akron, Macon, and Miami

University Park YMCA

To help fund the construction of University Park YMCA, a new facility in Akron's biomedical corridor

City of Akron

To bring entertainment to Akron area residents through Lock 3 Live and to support the Lock 3 Summer Arts Experience for high school students who display an aptitude in the arts

Summit Artspace

To further establish Summit Artspace as a central and highly visible headquarters for arts and culture where artists and the public can interact and showcase the value of the arts to economic development and neighborhood revitalization

Tuesday Musical Association

To engage young people and develop a future audience for classical music by expanding the educational outreach component of the FUZE! series, a collaboration between Tuesday Musical Association and the Akron Art Museum

Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library

To increase access to the latest Internet information resources, digital literacy training and skills necessary for the residents of Summit County to become a more informed and engaged community

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