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The Barr Foundation is a private foundation committed to enhancing the quality of life for all of Boston’s residents. While our primary areas of emphasis are education and the environment, we also provide support to arts and cultural activities.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The purpose of the council is to serve as a non-profit institiution in promoting and sponsoring cultural programs in all areas of the arts, for the general community betterment and benefitof the people of Emanuel County and surrounding areas.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The McCormick Foundation support youth media groups that help teach teenagers skills in media production and journalism, support and encourage youth voice, and help broader society by making us more aware of the issues and concerns of young people.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts incubates projects that sustain artists at every point in their creative development through strategic partnerships that capitalize on visionary thinking in the arts.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The documentary Food, Inc. lifts the veil on America’s highly mechanized, corporate-controlled food industry, revealing a system that is an increasing threat to the health of consumers, the safety of workers, and the future of the environment....
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The TIF Illumination Project (http://www.tifreports.com), which uses data mining, graphic visualization and community organizing to investigate and explain TIFs on a ward-by-ward basis in a wholly new and user friendly way. We helped organize and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice works for social, racial and economic justice in the U.S. and internationally. The Foundation grantmaking and philanthropic advocacy programs help lesbians and allied communities challenge oppression and...
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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