Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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Advantage Carolina Foundation

To address one of the region's most pressing problems - to improve air quality - through a business-led awareness, education and change effort

Catawba Lands Conservancy

To strengthen the sense of regional community by supporting the Carolina Thread Trail, a green "interstate" of major trails and linear parks that will link more than 2 million people to places in 15 counties

Foundation for the Carolinas

To transform the way Charlotte addresses critical issues by expanding a tested scenario planning model into a vehicle for redefining civic values, changing decision-making models and strengthening social networks

Generation Engage

To engage Charlotte-area young adults in the democratic process by launching an innovative program that brings political figures to their attention using a variety of technologies

Mecklenburg Ministries

To inspire more faith leaders to lead an increasingly diverse community in racial reconciliation by expanding an anti-racism program inside congregations and by deepening relationships between black and white clergy

National Council of YMCAs of America

To develop the model YMCA Newcomer-Immigrant Program which will be implemented in seven Knight communities and then replicated nationally to support the successful integration of immigrants into our communities

UNC Charlotte Urban Institute

To focus the region's attention on dramatic growth over the last 13 years by funding a 2008 Citistates Report and using it to structure a new benchmarking initiative

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