To support various creative placemaking activities, facilitated by Hunter Franks, that will inspire robust engagement and change perceptions of place in Knight communities.
To help Communities in Schools keep more students in school, part of a flash philanthropy experiment at the Queens University commencement.
To open a Loaves & Fishes food pantry and feed 700 more families, part of a flash philanthropy experiment during the Queens University commencement.
To provide job-skills training for 40 youth in a special Goodwill program, part of a flash philanthropy experiment during the Queens University commencement
To support ongoing investment in emerging cultural organizations which are unique in their programmatic approach and reach diverse audiences.
To increase the capacity of Charlotte’s leading young theater company to engage new audiences with immersive theatrical productions.
To bolster community engagement around SEED20, an initiative to discover, spotlight, support, and fund the region's social entrepreneurs and their high-impact, innovative ideas for building social value
To implement Benevolent.net's program in Charlotte, Detroit and San Jose to enable citizens to engage with each other by supporting one-time challenges that their neighbors confront through an online platform
To support the expansion and diversification of the Charlotte Symphony's audiences through continued support for its KnightSounds concert series
For the William C. Friday Memorial Fund in honor of his work with the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
To provide free and subsidized tickets for upcoming opera productions, building on a successful 2012 audience building initiative
To complete the next phase of the museum's digitization project to create a digital library of the rarely seen collection of 1,400 works in the Bechtler family collection