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 support the Wichita Community Foundation's use of online giving technologies for one year in order to raise WCF and art agencies community profile and engage new donors.
To supplement an existing donor-advised fund
To diversify the local economy by providing startup funding to build a composite prototyping lab whose products can be manufactured locally
To increase access of unserved and underserved citizens to internet and computer technology by strengthening the library's role as a community technology center
To transform the way students in south central Kansas learn science, technology, engineering and math by creating a comprehensive elementary through college education system that will be replicated throughout the state
To connect low-skilled workers to high-skilled, high-paying aviation jobs by improving the local workforce development system and engaging funders to form a regional funding collaborative
To address Wichita's "talent imperative" by creating an innovative program that networks youth development and workforce development in the setting of a key neighborhood institution
To teach social and emotional learning skills to 80 percent of 3- and 4-year-olds attending early learning centers in Wichita and providing a potential model for a statewide universal pre-Kindergarten program
To coordinate an early childhood advocacy initiative to sustain the Wichita CARES project
For phase II of the Visioneering Wichita collaborative, a metropolitan statistical area community capacity building initiative and long-term vision
For Spanish translation services for the Community Food Ministry