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Flower City Arts Center
Rochester, NY
Flower City Arts Center is a community-based not-for-profit that educates, encourages and inspires all people to create and enjoy the arts. Established in 1970, we are the only community visual arts center conveniently located within the City of Rochester, NY. In 1973, the Arts Center incorporated as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational institution.
Food, Inc. - Ingredients for Change
San Francisco, CA
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. Active Voice, together with Participant Media, ran the Ingredients for Change Campaign, a year-long initiative consisting of a series of community engagement screenings and discussions.
For Youth Inquiry (FYI)
Chicago, IL
FYI is new nonprofit organization made up of artists, educators, and activists. We use participatory theater to foster safe, accessible conversations about sexual health and sexual violence. FYI has three primary models of programming: Performance Tour FYI tours our two participatory plays to schools and after-school programs. These performances open the door to safe and engaging conversations about sexual health and sexual violence with youth audiences.
Forecast Public Art
St. Paul, MN
Forecast Public Art seeks to strengthen and advance the field of public art locally, nationally, and internationally by expanding participation, supporting artists, informing audiences, and assisting communities. The organization accomplishes this mission through three key programs: Forecast Public Art's grant program awards 8-10 competitive grants each year to emerging Minnesota artists. Grants range in size from $1,000 (for research and development) to $9,000 (for public projects). Public Art Review is the world’s leading journal that critically explores contemporary public art.
Forklift Danceworks
Austin, TX
Our Mission Forklift Danceworks celebrates the extraordinary in the ordinary by creating original performances inspired by the movement of everyday life. By engaging a diverse body of participants and audience through its performances, outreach programs, classes, and workshops, the company empowers all people to be actively engaged in the creative process. Values 
Foundation for Jewish Culture
New York, NY
The Foundation for Jewish Culture invests in creative individuals in order to nurture a vibrant and enduring Jewish identity, culture, and community.
Foundation For The Carolinas
Charlotte, NC
Foundation For The Carolinas inspires philanthropy and strengthens our region through innovative community initiatives and quality services to donors and constituents.
San Francicso, CA
Founded in 1977, Frameline’s mission is to strengthen the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and further its visibility by supporting and promoting a broad array of cultural representations and artistic expression in film, video and other media arts.
Franklin Furnace
Brooklyn, NY
Franklin Furnace seeks to present, preserve, interpret, proselytize, and advocate on behalf of avant-garde art, especially forms that may be vulnerable due to institutional neglect, their ephemeral nature, or politically unpopular content. Franklin Furnace is dedicated to serving artists by providing both physical and virtual venues for the presentation of time-based visual art, including but not limited to artists' books and periodicals, installation art, performance art, "variable media art"; and to undertake other activities related to these purposes.
Free Arts Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Free Arts Minnesota works with youth in challenging circumstances to support artistic and personal development through a unique combination of mentorship and arts learning. We help strengthen communities by partnering with social service agencies, community organizations, and local artists; engaging underserved youth with the arts allowing creativity to drive learning; building positive mentoring relationships; and expanding arts programming to under-resourced neighborhoods.
Free Poetry For
Baltimore, MD
It Takes a Village is an auxiliary workshop developed by Towson University Alumni, and Poetry in Community founders, Douglas Mowbray and Christophe Casamassima—who is also a Towson University Staff and Faculty Member—for the Village Learning Place’s LINK After School Program. Poetry in Community and the Village Learning Place share the common goal of supporting, educating, and mentoring the youth enrolled in LINK.
Free Speech TV
Denver, CO
Seizing the power of television to expand social consciousness, FSTV fuels the movement for progressive social, economic, and political transformation. By exposing the public to perspectives excluded from the corporate-owned media, FSTV empowers citizens to fight injustices, to revitalize democracy, and to build a more compassionate world.
Free Spirit Media
Chicago, IL
Free Spirit Media partners with schools and organizations to provide education, access, and opportunity in media production to under-served urban youth. Through hands-on production of their own video programs, participants build skills in communication, critical and independent thinking, teamwork, and the use of technology. Believing that youth voices and visions are a critical element of American culture, Free Spirit Media actively showcases student work through telecasts, festivals, and screenings. This profile courtesy of Arts & Democracy.
New York, NY
freeDimensional advances social justice by hosting activists in art spaces and using cultural resources to strengthen their work. freeDimensional believes that art spaces are a vital part of civil society and are in a unique position to support activists and culture workers-in-distress while engaging their local communities around key issues. freeDimensional works with the global arts community and specific partners to protect critical voices by providing safe haven in artist residency apartments (Creative Safe Haven) and quick-response funding (Creative Resistance Fund).
Freedom of Assembly
Minneapolis, MN
Part studio and part gallery, part lounge and part caucus, Freedom of Assembly evolves from bare walls as students explore their political identity as individuals and as a community through creative collaboration. Organized by MCAD’s Student Advisory Council.
Frieda Belinfante Class Act Program
Orange County, CA
Pacific Symphony’s Frieda Belinfante Class Act program, initiated in 1993, is a comprehensive symphony education partnership between the Symphony and 30 elementary schools throughout Orange County.  The program introduces over 16,000 students and their families to the musicians of Pacific Symphony and educates them about orchestral music.  The participating students and families served reflect the wide ethnic and socio-economic diversity of the county.
Funding Exchange, Inc.
New York, NY
The Funding Exchange is a growing network of 16 public foundations and a national office that together grant nearly $15 million annually to grassroots organizations working for social, racial, economic and environmental justice around the country. The Funding Exchange is committed to the eradication of all social injustices. Through their innovative, activist-led grantmaking strategies, the Funding Exchange supports the systemic change work of both experienced and developing grassroots organizations within the broad movement for social justice.
Funeral for a Home
Philadelphia, PA
Funeral for a Home commemorates the slow decline and gradual rebirth of Philadelphia’s housing stock and the lives these homes contain. Arranged by Temple Contemporary at Temple University's Tyler School of Art, Funeral for a Home aims to bring the community together to share the life and passing of a single home in the Mantua community through community gathering, dialogue, and reflection.
Future of Music Coalition
Washington, DC
Future of Music Coalition (FMC) works to ensure that musicians have a voice in the issues that affect their livelihood. One of these issues is artist engagement as it relates to creating sustainable local cultural communities and training musician advocates. Additional issues include radio, internet and telecommunications policy, copyright, and artist compensation. The annual Policy Summit provides forums for discussion about issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy, and law. Musicians are informed of policies and technology developments through the monthly newsletter.
San Francisco, CA
Futurefarmers is a group of artists and designers working together since 1995. Our design studio serves as a platform to support art projects, aritist in residency program and research interests. We are teachers, researchers, designers, gardeners, scientists, engineers, illustrators, people who know how to sew, cooks and bus drivers with a common interest in creating work that challenges current social, political and economic systems. Design Studio: Futurefarmers works across many media.