Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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Civic Innovation Network

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.

Steve Johnson 'How We Got to Now'

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.

Giving Day Initiative - St. Paul

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.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

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.

Interactive theatre

To activate storefronts affected by construction of the Central Corridor Light Rail on University Avenue in St. Paul with site-specific interactive theater productions.

Naturalization Options

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

Twin Cities Summer Live Music/Dancing

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

Nexus Community Partners

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

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