To demonstrate an innovative approach to city government procurement that could generate substantial cost-savings for cities, create greater transparency and accountability in the procurement process, match the needs in the community with the best available solutions, and create a clearer model for citizen engagement and open up cities to local social and urban entrepreneurship.
To introduce educators in Knight communities to action civics through the Mikva Challenge's 'New Civics Practitioners Conference' in June 2015.
To tell the story of womens' roles in the global food system through an interdisciplinary piece.
To create large-scale artworks that celebrate freedom and honor the people who have shaped the city's East Side.
To expand this cooperative that provides daily classes and a mentorship program for the hand printing of original artwork.
To preserve the art of Somali poetry through a mobile art program offering performances and educational programming.
To build the Hmong LGBT artist community by creating a studio where artists can create, perform and receive support to creatively share their stories.
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
To support and help shape the agenda of the 2014 National Day of Civic Hacking.
To establish the Springboard Fund, to support the creation of a series of toolkits that will enable communities to support artists and to develop a network of artist-supportive programs across Knight's resident communities.
To support GiveMN and The Saint Paul Community Foundation's use of online giving technologies for two years in order to raise their community profile and engage new donors.
A planning grant for La Raza to work with financial institutions to develop low-cost loan options for naturalization application fees.