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 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 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
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