To launch St. Paul's cultural season with a live outdoor simulcast of Minnesota Opera's season-opening performances in Landmark Plaza.
To support the Minnesota Community Foundation and The Saint Paul Foundation's leadership role in the use of online giving technologies and to spread their knowledge and best practices to other Knight community foundations
To support participatory public arts experience at the 2013 and 2014 Minnesota State Fairs
To include Knight-community libraries in the creation of a national digital library network
For the purchase of a Steinway B grand piano for their presenting space and to be matched 1:1 upon evidence of matching funds from individual and institutional sources
To identify and foster successful community engagement practices within low-income communities and to share the learning locally, regionally and nationally
To increase online engagement in lower income, highly diverse communities through scaling up public neighborhood forums in St. Paul
To support ArtPlace, a creative place-making initiative that uses investments in the arts and other creative assets to shape the social, physical and economic character of cities, towns and communities across the U.S.
To support the Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival, a free music event that opens the downtown St. Paul performing arts season in September
To support the development of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) and Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS) strategic alliance
To support a sustainability initiative for the Arts Incubator Program, providing fiscal sponsorship, pro bono legal services, fundraising support and organizational development assistance to artist-led non-profit projects
For a participatory public art experience called the Giant Sing Along at the 2011 Minnesota State Fair