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Thousand Kites
Whitesburg, KY
Thousand Kites is an ongoing national storytelling project that uses performance, web, video, and radio to open a public space for incarcerated people, corrections officials, the formerly incarcerated, grassroots activists, and ordinary citizens to have dialogue and organize around issues related to the U.S. criminal justice system.
Three Rivers Community Foundation
Pittsburgh, PA
Three Rivers Community Foundation in southwestern Pennsylvania is the region’s only grantmaker dedicated solely to social change and justice. The Foundation’s key issue areas include: Disability Rights; Economic Justice; the Environment; Racial Justice; Women, Youth, and Families; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues. In addition to making grants of up to $4,000 in these action areas, TRCF also makes small Special Opportunity Grants of up to $500 throughout the year for unanticipated opportunities that may arise, for which organizations did not budget.
Threshold Foundation
San Francisco, CA
Threshold is a progressive foundation and a community of individuals united through wealth, who mobilize money, people and power to create a more just, joyful and sustainable world. Through donor giving circles, we support projects that promote a sustainable planet, justice, and democracy.
Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural
Sylmar, CA
Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural is a not-for-profit learning and cultural arts center. The Centro supports and promotes the continued growth, development, and holistic learning of its community through the arts. It provides a positive space for people to activate what we all share as human beings: the capacities to create, to imagine, and to express ourselves in an effort to improve the quality of life for our communities.
Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service
Medford, MA
The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service is a national leader in civic education, whose model and research are setting the standard for higher education’s role in civic engagement. Serving every student at Tufts University, Tisch College prepares young people to be lifelong active citizens and creates an enduring culture of active citizenship. Tisch College is a catalyst for active citizenship at Tufts and is the only university-wide program of its kind.
Tom Tresser - Civic innovator.
Tom Tresser
Chicago, IL
I'm a long time activist and educator who has criss-crossed the arts, community development and civic engagement spaces since 1990. I was a Shakespearean actor in the early 1980s and then became a theater producer and then, as a result of the attack on the arts by the Far Right, an arts advocate. My take on the Culture Wars from the early 1990's is that we lost and lost badly. I've been a strong advocate for artists and cultural workers to organize and run for local office.
Trajectory
Eureka, CA
Trajectory is a career development program that supports visual, literary and performing artists with developmental disabilities to become economically self-sufficient through their creativity and passion.
Transforming Violence
Cornwall, England, AK
Transforming Violence offers opportunities for people to participate in innovative strategies for preventing, stopping, and healing violence. Online Exhibits include traveling and temporary exhibitions highlighting healing projects.
Transit Arts
Columbus, OH
Transit Arts is a youth arts development program working in partnership with the Columbus Federation of Settlements and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Transit Arts transports young people to a place of discovery -- where creative abilities expand & doors open to a world of possibilities. Our team of inspiring professional artists guide and learn from young people as we travel together to reveal and nurture our talents and entrepreneurial abilities.
Transit Arts
Columbus, OH
TRANSIT ARTS is a youth arts development program of Central Community House (CCH), the Columbus Federation of Settlements, and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. TRANSIT ARTS includes art-related activities in Settlement Houses and other community sites in Columbus, along with summer job and internship opportunities, touring performance productions and entrepreneurial opportunities in the arts. Professional artists guide and learn from young people, ages 12 to 21, through a variety of interactive, multi-disciplinary arts workshops in hip hop and other creative forms.
Tucson Pima Arts Council
Tucson, AZ
The Tucson Pima Arts Council fosters artistic expression, educational development and the economic growth of their diverse community by supporting, promoting, and advocating for arts and culture.
Tupac Enrique Acosta
Phoenix, AZ
The Rebellion of Abya Yala: Nican Tlacah March for Human Rights - From Civil Rights to Human Rights, Indigenous Rights and the Rights of Mother Earth! THE RIGHT OF MEMORY!
U.S. Bancorp Foundation
Minneapolis, MN
U.S. Bancorp contributes to the strength and vitality of our communities through the Foundation charitable contributions program. We seek to build strong partnerships and lasting value in our communities by supporting organizations that: improve the educational and economic opportunities of low- and moderate-income individuals and families and enhance the cultural and artistic life of the communities in which we live and work.
UChicago Arts Incubator
Chicago , IL
The 1920s building located at Garfield Boulevard and Prairie Avenue has been renovated for the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life initiative. Envisioned by artist Theaster Gates, the Arts Incubator is a space for artist residencies, arts education, community-based arts projects, as well as exhibitions, performances, and talks. Arts + Public Life builds creative connections on Chicago’s South Side through artist residencies, arts education, and artist-led projects and events.
Unified Theater
West Hartford, CT
Unified Theater dissolves typical barriers between youth through transformative, school based performing arts programming. At Unified Theater, young people with and without disabilities, of all backgrounds, come together as equals to put on a production. The production is entirely organized, written, and directed by the students themselves. In over sixty schools across the country over 6,000 students with and without disabilities have performed to almost 10,000 audience members. The concept is simple: let teens lead, let creativity rule, and put the Spotlight on Ability.
Union Square Awards
New York, NY
The Union Square Awards believes that grassroots activism strengthens local communities. The Awards identify activists, community organizers, advocates and service providers across New York City neighborhoods who were building organizations addressing homelessness and hunger; HIV/AIDS prevention, education and treatment; youth leadership and organizing; familiy and community development; and conflict resolution, among other concerns.
United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County
Raleigh, NC
Our mission is to build communities through support for the arts and arts advocacy. The majority of our grant decisions are about supporting arts programming and access to arts programming throughout our large county, which has 11 municipalities in addition to Raleigh. We consider artistic quality, value to the community and administrative strength in making grants to other presenting or producing arts organizations.
United Arts of Central Florida
Maitland, FL
United Arts of Central Florida funds arts and cultural projects through multiple grant programs. Projects for social change would best apply through the mini-grant. The program offers up to $2,500, and requires a $1:$1 match. Projects must occur in Lake, Orange, Osceola or Seminole counties in Florida. See our website at www.UnitedArts.cc/grants for eligibility and the application.
United Kids "Exposure"
Baltimore , MD
United Kids was started in 2009 in Upstate NY by Eeinna Akers. In the beginning United Kids was United Girls, with 4 little girls. Within two weeks from the first meeting which met weekly at The Harriman United Methodist Church the program grew to 20 girls, and branched out by the end of the month to include United Boys, and United Teens.
University of Chicago's Arts + Public Life: Education Programs
Chicago, IL
Arts + Public Life's Education Department offers in-depth programs that cultivate local teens’ creative identity, social development, and leadership growth, while motivating them to make a positive difference in their community through the arts. Participants are paid to work alongside professionals to learn arts skills and collaborate to apply that arts learning through teen-driven projects that address real-world problems and create opportunities for peers and neighbors.

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