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.
To support the Blue Grass Community Foundation's use of online giving technologies for two years in order to raise their community profile and engage new donors.
To help strengthen Lexington's leadership, the foundation and partners at ProgressLex will create a fellowship that will equip local change agents with skills in storytelling and media production
To support the Blue Grass Community Foundation's leadership role in the use of online giving technologies and to spread the knowledge and best practices they acquire to other Knight community foundations
To gather information on local food and health assets and disseminate that information in ways which allow for healthy lifestyle choices
To supplement an existing donor-advised fund
To support the three-day Creative Cities Summit in Lexington which brings together leading thinkers and practitioners from around the world to discuss the latest in creative community best practices, and showcases regional examples of community innovation
To expand broadband access into underserved neighborhoods, improve the public safety network, support economic development and enhance the tourism/visitor experience in Lexington, Ky
To build technology and training capacity at the Lexington Public Library to address increased computer usage and demand in Lexington, Kentucky, and to outreach to parts of the community that might not find the central library or its branches easily acces
For 2009 general operating support.
To use the 2010 World Equestrian Games, an Olympics-like event held for the first time in the U.S., as a springboard for capital and social improvements, creating an enduring legacy for the community
To prepare Lexington, Ky., for the 2010 World Equestrian Games by bringing together stakeholders to identify projects with enduring significance for the community's physical character and quality of life.