To demonstrate an innovative approach to city government procurement that could generate substantial cost-savings for cities, create greater transparency and accountability in the procurement process, match the needs in the community with the best available solutions, and create a clearer model for citizen engagement and open up cities to local social and urban entrepreneurship.
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 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 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 activate storefronts affected by construction of the Central Corridor Light Rail on University Avenue in St. Paul with site-specific interactive theater productions.
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
To support participatory public arts experience at the 2013 and 2014 Minnesota State Fairs
To support a summer long weekly event offering free dance lessons, social dancing and live music by Twin Cities artists in Landmark Plaza on Thursday nights
To include Knight-community libraries in the creation of a national digital library network