Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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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

North Carolina Dance Theatre Fund

To create the North Carolina Dance Theatre Fund, to support increased audience engagement through the creation and acquisition of contemporary dance works.

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.

NC Cast

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

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