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 create the Cultural Opportunity Fund, to provide community-based arts organizations the opportunity to present programming in a new concert hall at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.
To establish the Springboard Fund, to support the creation of a series of toolkits that will enable communities to support artists and to develop a network of artist-supportive programs across Knight's resident communities.
To create the Knight Foundation Digital Media Innovation Fund, to support Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Society's digital experimentation with audience engagement.
To create the TU Dance Fund, to support the diversification of the dance community in St. Paul by expanding TU Dance's capacity to cultivate donors and increase programming.
To create the Strategic Growth Fund, enabling Penumbra Theatre, the largest African-American theater company in the nation, to engage new audiences with exceptional contemporary theater.
To support Motionpoems' 'Arrivals and Departures' - a public projection of poetry films that will activate Union Depot, the future hub of St. Paul's Central Corridor Light Rail.
To support NextNotes High School Composition Awards - the first national mentoring and music composition awards program designed to encourage and recognize the creativity of high school age composers.
To support the creation of a new strategy to develop diverse homegrown leadership for greater national and local impact.
To support GiveMN and The Saint Paul Community Foundation's use of online giving technologies for two years in order to raise their community profile and engage new donors.
To support production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream by Ten Thousand Things Theater in homeless shelters, correctional facilities and other under-served community spaces in St. Paul.
To support a one-year pilot programming Master Class series targeted toward mid-career and established Minnesota film and video artists at IFP Minnesota in St. Paul.