To support cross-cultural understanding through a forum that focuses on the role of arts in building and engaging communities.
For the BME Fund which will provide grants to black men in Detroit and Philadelphia who have shared their stories and are engaging others in strengthening their cities
To provide operating monies that support networking events and story gathering activities conducted by local Black Male Engagement (BMe) team leaders in Detroit and Philadelphia
To support the growth of "Design in Detroit," a three-year initiative that will engage 10,000 Metropolitan Detroiters as leaders who champion 1,000 projects proposed by the local creative community
To support Detroit Soup's expansion so that more young social entrepreneurs can engage, partner, and succeed with the broader community
To expand the audience for classical music by offering the symphony experience globally through expanded webcast and mobile content
To include Knight-community libraries in the creation of a national digital library network
To help address the shortage of women in the technology field by deploying a new program in Detroit, Miami and San Jose to encourage girls (ages 13-17) to build their skills and seek opportunities in technology
To use the arts to foster an interest in reading by weaving interactive cultural experiences throughout the museum’s Children’s Book Fair
To experiment with new programs that will take the institute’s world-class art collection out of the museum and into the community
To continue support for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's digital media activity in 2012-13, including Live from Orchestra Hall webcasts, digital audio and related projects
Providing a set of tools that communities can use to collect data on paper or via a smartphone app, then export or visualize the data via an easy-to-use dashboard. The city of Detroit has used the tools, created by Code for America fellows, to track urban blight.