Democracy/Civic Participation

Our foundation's name refers to the narrow source of a river— the headwaters. The organizations we fund are small, but, very quickly, the work they do becomes a powerful, rushing current, working to wipe social injustice from the community. Unlike...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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....
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
HoopsHIGH is an after-school program in which students develop skills in sports broadcasting. Throughout the school year and summer, participants travel to a variety of high schools to produce full broadcast coverage of sporting events, including...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Founded in 1984 by choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Urban Bush Women (UBW) seeks to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance. UBW does this from a woman-centered perspective and as...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
I produce paintings and drawings to underpin projects defying easy categorization—hybrid undertakings thought of as everything from spirited art experiences to civic actions to humanistic events. My philosophical approach is grounded in the belief...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
To provide financial support to arts and cultural organizations and individual artists in Montgomery County, Ohio.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
“Dear President Blank,” is a mail art exhibition and project for every student at Minneapolis College of Art & Design. Here’s how it worked: 1. Each participating student created a message for the next U.S. president. 2. “Dear President Blank”...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Music for Democracy (MFD) is a grassroots organization of musicians, industry professionals, politicians, and music fans united by the conviction that America needs a new kind of politics to move forward toward a more peaceful, economically robust,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
An original 40 minute documentary giant screen (IMAX) film about the founding principles of American Democracy created in collaboration with National Archives, Smithsonian Institution, and Kansas State University. The film is narrated by Morgan...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The mission of the Tennessee Arts Commission is that the citizens of Tennessee have access to and participate in the arts.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Michael Rohd has been exploring the intersection of theatre and democracy for years with Sojourn Theatre and through his projects with collaborators and universities around the nation. He is founding artistic director of Sojourn Theatre in Portland...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Northern Lights is a roving, collaborative, interactive media-oriented, art agency from the Twin Cities for the world. It presents innovative art in the public sphere, both physical and virtual, focusing on artists creatively using technology, both...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Aaron Landsman’s performances combine formal experimentation and long-term community engagement. His works are often staged in spaces where people go every day, such as homes, offices and meeting rooms. Projects include: City Council Meeting, a...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
OPeX studios is an architectural design company with a child centric focus on environments + products. As part of our practice we initiate public installations that serve as cultural experiments that explore alternate ways of unpacking + shaping "...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Strengthening Los Angeles communities through effective philanthropy and civic engagement.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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