Economic and Community Development

The Foundation's primary interest is in the field of education, including smaller colleges and public education initiatives in New York City. The Foundation also makes grants in the areas of civic and urban affairs and culture in New York City....
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Watts House Project (WHP) is an ongoing, artist-driven neighborhood redevelopment effort centered in East 107th Street in South Los Angeles, across from the historic Watts Towers. Inspired by the iconic Towers and the history of the neighborhood in...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Community Progress exists to help meet the growing need in America's cities and towns for effective, sustainable solutions to turn vacant, abandoned and problem properties into vibrant places. Community Progress works with public officials, agencies...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Public Arts and educational initiatives
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affair’s mission is to provide leadership and support for arts organizations and individual artists, improving the quality of life for San Antonio citizens and visitors alike. OCA's vision is to be the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Center for Art and Public Life creates community partnerships using the arts to address issues of social justice, diversity, community development, and education. Our programming is woven across disciplines at California College of the Arts and...
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The Regional Arts Commission was founded in 1985 to promote, encourage, and foster the arts and cultural institutions in St. Louis City and County and to contribute to the economic development of the area through a strong presence of the arts. The...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Fire This Time Fund (FTT) is a five year old, all volunteer organized, independent giving circle. The group supports small-scale, creative social change projects initiated by local artists, educators and organizers who weave an analysis of racial,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Allen County Common Threads Theater Project addressed issues of race, leadership, and water resources that divided public officials and residents of Ohio’s Allen County. The goal was to engage a large cross-section of both city and county...
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Housing is a Human Right is a creative storytelling project that aims to help connect diverse communities around housing, land, and the dignity of a place to call home. We are building a collection of intimate, viscerally honest narratives exploring...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Minneapolis Foundation believes that the well-being of each citizen is connected to that of every other and that the vitality of any community is determined by the quality of those relationships. The Foundation’s purpose is to join with others...
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During the summer, Free Spirit Media partners with Umoja Student Development Corporation’s summer internship program, Community Builders (CB). Through the six-week internship, CB student interns create short documentaries that explore themes of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Inspired by unprecedented demographic urban changes, an expansion in the immigrant and refugee communities, and growth in high density urban living juxtaposed with the devastation of rising home foreclosures, in 2006 OverExposure undertook “What’s...
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  In late 2011, the Orton Family Foundation awarded a two-year economic planning grant to North Fork Valley in Colorado—three interdependent towns of about 7,000 residents with a very rich arts environment.  The towns wanted to take control of...
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TWI supports processes and programs that help people to improve their thinking and decision making. TWI is especially interested in the use of cross-perspective dialogue to promote critical and collaborative thinking. TWI is explicitly process-...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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