To fund a minimum of 50 capacity building grants of no more than $5,000 each to subsidize training for public sector and nonprofit staff who are advancing the future of Detroit in the areas of economic growth, land use, city systems, planning and neighborhood development (the Detroit Future City elements).
To create a media innovation web site to review online tools and websites that deliver new forms of news and information
To increase the visibility of a hyperlocal news site by linking it to a new weekly public television program
To support the WhereBy.Us prototype of a civic innovation hub for Miami that combines small projects, events and journalism to engage the community in local issues.
To launch Akron's first and only digital art house cinema.
For conference support to ensure a well-attended, dynamic Council on Foundations (COF) Community Foundation conference as part of the Knight Community Information Challenge
To create a multi-media youth news service focused on news in neighborhoods and schools in partnership with the Skillman Foundation: Our Life in the D.
To broaden Miami's cultural offerings by presenting four concerts by the newly formed Seraphic Fire Chamber Orchestra
To engage the community through the celebration of Tuesday Musical Association's 125th Anniversary Season, dedicated to the memory of Clara I. Knight
To connect unlicensed child care providers and disenfranchised families to child development resources using community-based resources and culturally-based approaches
To create an annual, invitation-only, technology-focused conference that positions Miami as a hub for the exchange of ideas between approximately 500 top technology experts, entrepreneurs and thought leaders from Europe, US, and Latin America.
To foster a greater sense of community between two geographically close but culturally diverse neighborhoods by producing a theatrical performance written and performed by its residents