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 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 supplement an existing donor-advised fund
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 transformation of St. Paul neighborhoods adjacent to a planned light rail line by fostering a unique collaboration of government, nonprofit and private stakeholders
For the Partnership for Improving Children's Oral Health Bright Smiles program, an oral health initiative for young children in Ramsey County
To support an informed and engaged approach to transit-oriented community development through the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative (CCFC)
To create the Cultural Opportunity Fund, to provide community-based arts organizations the opportunity to present programming in a new concert hall at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.
To include Knight-community libraries in the creation of a national digital library network
To create the Knight Foundation Digital Media Innovation Fund, to support Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Society's digital experimentation with audience engagement.
To identify and foster successful community engagement practices within low-income communities and to share the learning locally, regionally and nationally
To analyze the impact of federal and state budget proposals on Knight priority areas and help grant partners access and use budget and tax policy data