Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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North Tryon Vision and Master Planning Process

For a master planning process to re-imagine the north end of uptown Charlotte with its civic/cultural amenities as the city's living room where residents and guests alike want to visit, engage and linger.

Civic Innovation Network

To support 8-80 Cities in producing a nationwide convening and international trip to facilitate the formation of a civic innovation network among leaders in Knight communities, learning how to execute place-based solutions, attract and support talent and foster opportunity.

Jane's Walk

To expand the Jane's Walk program into Knight resident communities and develop a model and set of resources for expansion into other cities across the U.S.

Creative Interventions Tour

To support various creative placemaking activities, facilitated by Hunter Franks, that will inspire robust engagement and change perceptions of place in Knight communities.

Project LIFT

For a community-building project with Project LIFT students, families and neighbors and volunteers from the greater Charlotte community

Steve Johnson 'How We Got to Now'

To fund Steven Johnson as a speaker and thought partner, together with an online resource connected to his Fall '14 PBS/BBC series, 'How We Got to Now' which will explore how leaders and communities create places that foster innovation and support talent.

Professional Development en Español

To support the presentation of two Spanish-language Professional Development Program workshops for artists in 2013 and 2014 - one in Charlotte, NC, and one in Philadelphia, PA.

Flash Philanthropy

To help Communities in Schools keep more students in school, part of a flash philanthropy experiment at the Queens University commencement.

Flash Philanthropy

To open a Loaves & Fishes food pantry and feed 700 more families, part of a flash philanthropy experiment during the Queens University commencement.

Flash Philanthropy

To provide job-skills training for 40 youth in a special Goodwill program, part of a flash philanthropy experiment during the Queens University commencement

Charlotte Arts

To support ongoing investment in emerging cultural organizations which are unique in their programmatic approach and reach diverse audiences.

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