To help create a vibrant museum culture in Miami by endowing Art for all Miami, an art education program that will lower the barrier to entry to the visual arts by taking 40,000 students to class at the museum each year
For the new Miami Performing Arts Center and to name the concert hall in honor of John S. and James L. Knight
To close the achievement gap of 25,000 students in the Miami-Dade public school system by providing funding for Teach For America Miami-Dade to grow from 95 teachers to 350 teachers per year over five years, while placing the teachers in a feeder pattern
To supplement an existing donor-advised fund
For Code for America's work focused on rewiring government to better engage with citizens using innovative technology solutions
To solidify Miami as a cultural destination through development of cutting-edge contemporary arts exhibitions supported in whole or part by an endowment that provides a sustainable base of funding
To create the Knight Ideas Fund, to support innovative programming at the Wolfsonian focused on increasing digital and physical access to the collection including the creation of an "Ideas" event.
To create the Knight Miami Ballet Fund, to strengthen the institution, help the company expand its repertoire and commission new works under a new artistic director
To enable a unique orchestral academy to solidify its role as cultural icon by creation of a Knight New Media Endowment that will help the organization capitalize on technology and explore new performance formats
To test, measure and implement new global news techniques at the Knight International Media Center, with two Knight Chairs in residence
To bring a significant number of talented but disadvantaged minority middle schoolers to high school graduation and beyond by expanding the proven Breakthrough program using a "cluster" strategy
To support the winners of the 2013 Knight Arts Challenge Miami, including the winner of the People's Choice Award.