Economic and Community Development

Silk Road Rising (formerly known as Silk Road Theatre Project) creates live theatre and online videos that tell stories through primarily Asian American and Middle Eastern American lenses. In representing communities that intersect and overlap, we...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Mission is to ignite and support youth voice, infusing the community with the unique perspectives of young people. Has been a primary supporter of the Finding Voice project, also supported by the Tucson Pima Arts Council, as well as VOICES, Arts in...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
With the cities of Evanston & Chicago, Illinois, Hartford, Connecticut, and Portland, Oregon as lenses, BUILT explored the changing United States city, and the challenges of housing, infrastructure, neighborhood cohesion, and equity all present...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Philanthropies serves as the umbrella over three grantmaking organizations founded by Margaret A. Cargill, all with a common vision: To provide meaningful assistance and support to society, the arts, the environment and all living things. The...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Mertz Gilmore Foundation is a private, independent grantmaking institution that supports and promotes human rights, healthy communities, the performing arts, and a sustainable environment. The New York City Dance program sustains the high...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
A Place in the Country is a one-hour television documentary, narrated by Ray Suarez, that examines the impact of seven rural community development organizations located throughout the United States. In every region of the United States, rural...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
BMe is a growing network of black men committed to making our communities stronger. They are fathers, coaches, students and businessmen—regular guys from all walks of life who are engaging neighborhoods, starting businesses and mentoring kids. Each...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Molly Sturges is a composer, artistic director, and performer. She is best known for her work integrating intermedia performance, community dialogue, and social and environmental equity and healing.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Alternative classical composer Phillip Bimstein lives in Springdale, Utah, where he also served two terms as mayor. Known as “ America’s only all natural politician composer,” Bimstein has used music throughout his career as politician and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Before I Die is an interactive public art project that invites people to share their hopes and dreams in public space. Originally created on an abandoned house in Candy's neighborhood in New Orleans after she lost someone she loved, the project has...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Boston Women’s Fund supports community-based organizations run by women and girls in the Greater Boston area. We work with low-income women, women of color, lesbians, women with disabilities, older women, and girls who are working to create a...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Confluence Project was initiated in 2000 out of the course of community discussions about how to grant recognition to the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The project was envisioned as a means to evoke the history of the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Many storefronts on University Avenue are vacant, due in part to Central Corridor Light Rail construction. Increased vacancy rates create a downward spiral as the remaining businesses draw fewer customers. This has a negative impact on the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The mission of the Commission is to secure, advocate and fund excellence in the arts.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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