Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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Local Initiative Support Corporation

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

Artplace

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.

Living Cities

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

Knight Green Line Challenge

To engage community members in developing and executing projects that increase the vibrancy of neighborhoods and commercial districts along the new Central Corridor Green Line

The Saint Paul Foundation

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

Greater Twin Cities United Way

For the Partnership for Improving Children's Oral Health Bright Smiles program, an oral health initiative for young children in Ramsey County

Cultural Opportunity Fund

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.

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

To create the Knight Foundation Digital Media Innovation Fund, to support Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Society's digital experimentation with audience engagement.

Nexus Community Partners

To identify and foster successful community engagement practices within low-income communities and to share the learning locally, regionally and nationally

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