To support the National Community Tax Coalition in providing intensive technical assistance and cross-community learning opportunities to organizations running Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)/Prosperity Campaigns in up to 10 Knight communities
To help spur Gary's economic capabilities by supporting a comprehensive neighborhood-centered plan that trains women in the construction trades and engages residents in rehabilitation work
To promote, enhance and coordinate accessible literacy activities conducted by coalition members
To support the Dare to Dream: One Region, One Vision leadership development initiative across Gary, Ind., and seven surrounding counties, an unprecedented convening and training of leaders in this region
For the West Side Theatre Guild's stage production of "Steel," in honor of the city of Gary's 100th anniversary
To introduce educators in Knight communities to action civics through the Mikva Challenge's 'New Civics Practitioners Conference' in June 2015.
To help spur Gary's revitalization and bolster an important youth-serving institution through support of a program to develop the entrepreneurial spirit in youth while improving their academic skills
To continue an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) campaign and provide free tax preparation to low-income residents of Gary
To supplement an existing donor-advised fund
Repurposing an underutilized space in downtown Gary as a culinary incubator and café designed to reinvigorate downtown while creating jobs and opportunities for residents.
To strengthen the rising community leadership role of Gary's non-profit sector by providing capacity-building support for four highly committed organizations
To empower residents to revitalize their neighborhoods, challenge funds will enable the city of Gary to engage the community around improving vacant and abandoned properties.