Economic and Community Development

Play Ball on Historic Downs Field was performed May 9th-11th, 2014 to an audience of over 1,500 people. Presented through a partnership between Forklift Danceworks and Austin's African American Cultural Heritage District, Play Ball premiered as part...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service. Its work is based on the principles of the Religious Society of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Forum Project is working with organizers at Occupy Wall Street to develop a Forum performance series developed and performed by a community of Occupiers. The performance itself would explore issues of oppression important to the Occupy movement...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Knight Foundation seeks opportunities that can transform both communities and journalism in order to help them reach their highest potential. The Foundation advances journalism in the digital age and invests in the vitality of communities where...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Our Artists in Communities Training (ACT) Program is a professional development course designed to give artists facilitation and teaching skills needed in school and community settings. By providing a course that builds essential skills in...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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
Ten Days for Oppositional Architecture was a 10-day public event consisting of lectures, discussions, presentations, film screenings, and a range of participatory events, bringing together architects, activists, geographers, planners, economists,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Thirty-four artists were invited to create innovative and engaging artwork after a stimulating discussion on social and economic inequality, wealth distribution, and what is so taxing about taxation. Some chose to explore how to visualize analytical...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Since 1975, writer, performer, director and activist Marty Pottenger has created performances, plays, arts-based civic dialogues, and community arts projects throughout the United States and Europe. A former union activist, Board Chair of the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Strengthening Los Angeles communities through effective philanthropy and civic engagement.
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The MFA in Community Arts (MFACA) prepares artists to use their artmaking as a means of civic, youth, and community development, or to teach at the post-secondary level. The curriculum provides students with a grounding in theory and practice, while...
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The Columbus Federation of Settlements is a coalition of seven neighborhood-based organizations working together under one nonprofit to strengthen the ability of each member to serve its unique community. With a common philosophy of social reform...
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The mission of the Tennessee Arts Commission is that the citizens of Tennessee have access to and participate in the arts.
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Crossroads Fund supports community organizations working on issues of social and economic justice in the Chicago area.
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Focusing on the Living Experience—making & consuming, loss, the passage of time—J.J. McCracken constructs immersive installations and works with local communities at the grassroots level. McCracken’s landscapes are composed of earth materials...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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