Surdna Foundation 2014 Annual Report
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Thriving Cultures

Thriving Cultures Grants Descriptions

First Peoples Fund

Rapid City, SD | $600,000 (36 months)

To grow and strengthen the economies of Native communities by supporting the entrepreneurial development of Native artists and building the capacity of organizations that serve them, and to galvanize support for art as an economic engine.

Category: Artists & Economic Development

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

Burlington, VT | $210,000 (36 months)

To support a suite of programs for diverse artists and audiences with disabilities.

Category: Artists Engaging in Social Change

Foundation for Louisiana

Baton Rouge, LA | $100,000 (24 months)

Provide general operating support and capacity building resources in support of work to increase economic opportunity for vulnerable communities while preserving their cultural fabric. Additional funding for this grant comes from Surdna's Strong Local Economies and Thriving Cultures Programs.

Category: Artists & Economic Development

Global Action Project, Inc.

New York, NY | $180,000 (36 months)

To support the Urban Voices program, an award-winning media-arts and social-justice leadership program for young New Yorkers most affected by injustice.

Category: Teens' Artistic & Cultural Advancement

Groundswell Community Mural Project

Brooklyn, NY | $100,000 (24 months)

To support Groundswell's Portfolio Development program, which provides pre-professional training for low income youth artists interested in pursuing a socially-engaged practice.

Category: Teens' Artistic & Cultural Advancement

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

San Antonio, TX | $180,000 (36 months)

To support the Chavez Artist Incubator that will provide creative and business development opportunities for San Antonio-based artists.

Category: Artists & Economic Development

Gulf Coast Community Design Studio

Biloxi, MS | $150,000 (24 months)

To engage public school students and surrounding neighborhoods stakeholders to produce community-directed stormwater drainage and water way improvement plans that identify landscape and infrastructure projects.

Category: Community Engaged Design

Heart of Los Angeles Youth, Inc.

Los Angeles, CA | $325,000 (36 months)

Continued support for HOLA's Visual Arts program, which offers teens high quality arts education programs, paired with the key life skills and resources they need to pursue their educational and professional goals.

Category: Teens' Artistic & Cultural Advancement

Hester Street Collaborative

New York, NY | $350,000 (24 months)

To support Hester Street Collaborative's (HSC) community-driven visioning process for the development of the East River Waterfront, establish Paths to Pier 42 as an annual program, and develop a City-wide Community Design Service model for HSC.

Category: Community Engaged Design

Hip Hop Theater Festival

Brooklyn, NY | $75,000

Support for Hi-ARTS' core art-making programs in New York City and for the development of the organization's first work commissioned by the Kennedy Center's Theater for Young Audiences program.

Category: Artists Engaging in Social Change