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
A planning grant for La Raza to work with financial institutions to develop low-cost loan options for naturalization application fees.
To support NextNotes High School Composition Awards - the first national mentoring and music composition awards program designed to encourage and recognize the creativity of high school age composers.
To identify and foster successful community engagement practices within low-income communities and to share the learning locally, regionally and nationally
To work with museum innovator, Nina Simon, author of Museum 2.0 on the future direction of the MMAA and its relationship to the St. Paul community in its new home at the Pioneer Building
To develop the capacity of the nonprofit sector in four Knight communities to advocate for universal access by supporting the NTEN Municipal Wireless Empowerment Project
To support Penumbra Theatre's New Play Development Program called OKRA
To support the production and presentation of a vocal and stick-pounding performance that will engage GLBT and allied youth from area homeless shelters and three metro area schools.
To build ethnic media networks in key Knight Foundation markets, conduct multilingual polls and strengthen ties between immigrant organizations and ethnic media at national and local levels
To expand programming to teen audiences through use of a new 142-seat thrust stage
To create the Strategic Growth Fund, enabling Penumbra Theatre, the largest African-American theater company in the nation, to engage new audiences with exceptional contemporary theater.
To launch St. Paul's cultural season with a live outdoor simulcast of Minnesota Opera's season-opening performances in Landmark Plaza.