To speed the transition of southeast Michigan to a knowledge-based, entrepreneurial, creative economy through support of a broad-based philanthropic collaborative called the New Economy Initiative
To support LISC's national strategic shift to expand the services it provides in low-income neighborhoods and to have greater impact on their social and economic vitality. Detroit, St. Paul and Duluth will be pilot cities
To supplement an existing donor-advised fund
To continue support of a key funders collaborative that drives economic development for the Detroit region through coordinated entrepreneurial and place-making activities.
To support ArtPlace, a creative place-making initiative that uses investments in the arts and other creative assets to shape the social, physical and economic character of cities, towns and communities across the U.S.
To accelerate neighborhood transformation in Detroit by supporting equity-like developer investments in affordable housing, multi-family rehab, and other projects, and to solidify ShoreBank as a community development agent
To tap into the unrealized potential of black men as catalysts for positive community engagement by growing the BMe Network from 3,000 to 30,000 inspired black men and their friends over the next three years.
To support Living Cities and the Integration Initiative, a multidisciplinary focus on both neighborhood and system transformation in five cities, including St. Paul and Detroit
To support the expansion of this Miami-based mentoring program into four Knight communities: Philadelphia, Detroit, Charlotte and Palm Beach
To support the creation of the National Citizenship Collaboration to test new program models, technology, collaboration and resources to enable more immigrants to become naturalized citizens in Detroit, Miami, San Jose, Long Beach and Charlotte
To expand the audience for classical music by offering the symphony experience globally through expanded webcast and mobile content
To experiment with new programs that will take the institute’s world-class art collection out of the museum and into the community