To supplement an existing donor-advised fund
To create the Manatee Sarasota Workforce Funders Collaborative (MSWFC) which will move low-wage workers into higher-paying jobs while providing employers with the skilled employees they need
To provide technical assistance and cross-community learning opportunities to Knight grantees working on out-of-school-time programming and related youth-development initiatives in seven Knight communities
To provide additional public internet access to Manatee County residents through laptop computers, digital enhancements to a community bookmobile and expanded bandwidth at the central library
To help form a broad-based, lead cultural organization through support of the Bradenton Culture and Business Alliance
To achieve implementation of the Help America Vote Act and combat serious electoral problems by providing state policymakers and nonprofit organizations with legal assistance, legislative counseling and drafting, research and technical support
To introduce educators in Knight communities to action civics through the Mikva Challenge's 'New Civics Practitioners Conference' in June 2015.
For the Community Foundations of Florida to implement the Regional Marketing Initiative, a three-year marketing campaign to raise awareness, visibility and understanding of community foundations among professional advisers in Florida
To launch the Economic Prosperity Program in Manatee County
To raise community awareness and action on local issues by launching Knight Youth Voice, a program that adds a student journalism component to an innovative youth community service model
Engaging millennials in Bradenton by experimenting with pop-up events that temporarily transform outdoor spaces into places for conversations on local topics.
To hire a consultant to support the formation of a regional funders collaborative in the next six months that will be well positioned to submit a strong application to the National Fund for Workforce Solutions (NFWS) in June 2009