Policy, system change

North Star Fund is New York's community foundation supporting grassroots groups leading the movement for equality, economic justice and peace.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve this mission, the foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
New Lens is a youth driven social justice organization working to make art and media about often-underrepresented perspectives. The work is used to facilitate dialogue, shift perspectives and stimulate action. The process of making art and media...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
In 2008, ten years after Tamms CMAX Prison opened, human rights advocates started a program to help those incarcerated there to cope with the long-term and inhumane conditions. Tamms Year 10 is a project created by human rights activists that allows...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Akonadi Foundation has adopted a mission to support the development of a powerful social change movement to eliminate structural racism and create a racially-just society.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The mission of the Commission is to secure, advocate and fund excellence in the arts.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Idaho Commission on the Arts was established in 1966 to stimulate and encourage throughout the state the study and presentation of the arts, and public interest and participation therein...and to encourage and assist freedom of artistic...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
A film about government corruption and how it causes our system to work against us. I'm a former business lobbyist. I've participated in this legalized corruption. I've represented corporate interest before state and federal officials. I get angry...
Last Updated: May 22, 2015
Our Mission: Through performances of the highest artistic quality, post-show discussions, and creative workshops, to honor and serve our veterans and to help our communities process the social and cultural effects of war with integrity, in an honest...
Last Updated: June 8, 2015
The Alive Inside Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding human connection. We use the power of music and story to create meaningful, shared connections aimed at healing a widening generation gap and inspiring a vibrant vision...
Last Updated: June 26, 2015
Aids underserved youth in recovery from psychological trauma through art therapy and healing public art installations. Mental illness carries a stigma, especially in minority communities, many suffer in silent shame internalizing their emotions...
Last Updated: July 17, 2015
Mourned and Unmourned is a socially-engaged, interactive art project that was presented at the 3rd Annual Canine Memorial Ceremony at Baldwin Park in Orlando, FL, on April 25, 2015 from 6-9 PM.  During the ceremony, community members of all ages...
Last Updated: September 4, 2015
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Last Updated: October 28, 2015
What is American culture? While many countries long ago defined their culture and heritage, our culture is less easily described. A recent New York Times essay on identity raised thought-provoking questions about the diversity and fluidity of the...
Last Updated: December 2, 2015
Animating Democracy held its second Evaluators Circle (E-Circle) at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, inviting Los Angeles-based cultural leaders, researchers, and evaluators to share evaluation projects, findings and learning...
Last Updated: January 22, 2016

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