Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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Citymart USA Demonstration Project

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.

Ananya Dance Theatre

To tell the story of womens' roles in the global food system through an interdisciplinary piece.

East Side Freedom Library

To create large-scale artworks that celebrate freedom and honor the people who have shaped the city's East Side.

Hamilton Ink Spot

To expand this cooperative that provides daily classes and a mentorship program for the hand printing of original artwork.

Ka Joog

To preserve the art of Somali poetry through a mobile art program offering performances and educational programming.

Shades of Yellow

To build the Hmong LGBT artist community by creating a studio where artists can create, perform and receive support to creatively share their stories.

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

Springboard for the Arts

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.

Giving Day Initiative - St. Paul

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.

Naturalization Options

A planning grant for La Raza to work with financial institutions to develop low-cost loan options for naturalization application fees.

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