To support Paper Monuments, a project designed to elevate the voices of the people of New Orleans in a critical process 1) to create symbols of the city that represent a collective vision; and 2) to honor the erased histories of the people, events, movements, and places that have made up the past 300 years as we look to the future.
To build community support for water infrastructure projects and public financing mechanisms in Los Angeles that advance water resilience while creating good jobs and multiple environmental and social benefits for low-wealth communities most impacted by poverty and pollution.
To support the McDonough School of Business’s research, which is designed to examine the current entrepreneurial ecosystem from the investor lens and to look at pipeline, sources of funding, deal terms and potential exit strategies.
To provide closeout support for the AS220 Youth program, which intertwines art education with social justice issues by providing opportunities for young people to develop creative-entrepreneurship, leadership, and life skills. This grant closes out our previous strategies in preparation for the rollout of our new arts and culture program, Radical Imagination for Racial Justice.
To support Building Future Arts, a project that reconsiders the support system for artists in the U.S. and builds infrastructure to resource new ideas that will enable greater creative production for working artists.
To provide closeout support for the capstone Portfolio Development art-making program for young people, ages 15-19. This grant closes out our previous strategies in preparation for the rollout of our new arts and culture program, Radical Imagination for Racial Justice.
To support the Middle School Jazz Academy, a competitive, immersive program that offers world-class, tuition-free instrumental jazz instruction to New York City middle-school students from low-income families.
To support the Center for Social Inclusion’s strategic capacity building work with low-income communities of color, local government, and other institutions to achieve structural racial equity across the United States; and support the strategic merger with Race Forward.
To support the creation and delivery of the training curriculum for the rural electric cooperatives Democracy Organizing Fellowship, a regional collaboration among non-profits working to restore utility member rural electric cooperatives in Black Belt counties of the South.
To support the Social Impact of the Arts Project to complete data-driven analyses, begun in 2014, of culture and social wellbeing in several cities, and to produce a book and a field guide of the research.
To support CultureBank, a new model for mobilizing community cultural assets to support artist entrepreneurs and their enterprises in ways that achieve high-impact solutions to difficult social and economic problems.