To engage community members in developing and executing projects that increase the vibrancy of neighborhoods and commercial districts along the new Central Corridor Green Line
To support and help shape the agenda of the 2014 National Day of Civic Hacking.
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 improve the quality of life for residents in low-income neighborhoods in Detroit, Philadelphia and the Twin Cities through the Building Sustainable Communities strategy.
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 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.
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 Annual Hmong Arts and Music Festival, the only arts focused Hmong festival in the world.