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 launch St. Paul's cultural season with a live outdoor simulcast of Minnesota Opera's season-opening performances in Landmark Plaza.
For 2013 membership to support the community work of St. Paul program director, Polly Talen
A planning grant for La Raza to work with financial institutions to develop low-cost loan options for naturalization application fees.
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