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Washington, DC
What objects serve as a town's "artifacts"—carrying the collective memories of citizens forward over time and telling their story? dog & pony dc's theatrical production—Beertown—places audience and performers on an even playing-field to actively explore the dynamic and tenuous relationship between individuals and their community. Beertown is an interactive exploration of American history, civic ritual, personal identity, community and memory, that incorporates live music, dance, group storytelling, and map making... and every performance begins with a dessert potluck.
Before I Die
New Orleans, LA
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 since spread worldwide with walls created by communities around the world. The project is about remembering what is important to you and understanding your neighbors in a new and enlightening way.
BELONGING Year 1 - Belonging
Nevada City, CA
Belonging was about how people find a sense of belonging in relation to the land. Ruth interviewed 13 featured participants and created the Belonging film with Radu Sava, and used social media to engage the community in a dialog about their sense of belonging.
Ben and Jerry's Foundation
South Burlington, VT
The Mission of the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation is to engage Ben & Jerry’s employees in philanthropy and social change work; to give back to our Vermont communities; and to support grassroots progressive social change organizations around the country. Our interests are in furthering social justice, protecting the environment and supporting sustainable food systems. We are committed to supporting non-violent, thoughtful and strategic approaches. Our philanthropy is led by Ben & Jerry’s employees who serve on committees that review grants.
Beth Grossman
Brisbane, CA
Beth Grossman is a socio-political artist, who sees the visual as a way to create community dialog. Her art is a comfortable point of entry into the ongoing dialog about ‘correct’ history, the life-shaping force of religion and the power of social beliefs. The artist takes creative liberty with these charged topics and makes them accessible with beauty and humor. By shifting the context of familiar objects, words and images, she opens them up for fresh examinations that are by turn playful, stimulating and thought provoking.
Bharti Chokshi
Pembroke Pines, FL
Black Is, Black Ain't
Chicago, IL
Organized and exhibited by The Renaissance Society (University of Chicago), the exhibition project Black Is, Black Ain’t dealt with issues of race and identity. It explored a shift in the discourse on race from an earlier emphasis on inclusion to a present moment where racial identity is being simultaneously rejected and preserved.
Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Philadelphia, PA
Based in Philadelphia, the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra was established as a model for the 21st-century American orchestra. Described by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “first-class on every level,” Black Pearl's musicians have been trained at leading music conservatories around the globe including the Curtis Institute, the Juilliard School, and the Peabody Institute among others.
Black Rock Arts Foundation
San Francisco, CA
The mission of the Black Rock Arts Foundation is to support and promote community, interactive art and civic participation. For our purposes, interactive art means art that generates social participation. The process whereby this art is created, the means by which it is displayed, and the character of the work itself should inspire immediate interactions that connect people to one another in a larger communal context.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation
Eagan, MN
The purpose of the Blue Cross Foundation is to make a healthy difference in people's lives by improving the community conditions that have an impact on the health of children and families. As the philanthropic arm of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, we have the opportunity to address significant influences on health that are beyond the traditional reach of the health care system. Through our work, Blue Cross furthers its social investment as a nonprofit health plan with a unique charter to improve the health of all Minnesotans.
Blue Mountain Center
Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Blue Mountain Center is a working community of writers, artists, activists and musicians in Blue Mountain Lake, NY in the Adirondack Mountains. The Center exists to provide a peaceful and comfortable environment in which guests are able to work, free from the distractions and demands of normal daily life. Established creative and non-fiction writers, and artists not requiring exceptional facilities, are eligible applicants. Residents are chosen by an Admissions Committee of accomplished authors and artists.
Blue Mountain Center Residencies
Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Established creative and non-fiction writers, and artists not requiring exceptional facilities are eligible for our month-long residencies that run from mid-June through October 1. Blue Mountain Center periodically hosts special short residencies with specific themes. These sessions are developed through invitations, nominations and distinct application processes. Residents work on their individual projects as they do during the regular season; but they also are encouraged to share their perspectives, ideas, and approaches with one another.
Blueprint for Accountability
New York, NY
Accountability is crucial to democracy. At a time when grave challenges threaten American democracy, only a groundswell of public engagement can restore American values and moral standing in the world.
BMe Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
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 day, they get up and do their part. Through BMe, men have the chance to share their stories through video, to inspire and be inspired, to come together in power and purpose. They can connect with other brothers, exchange ideas and resources to advance their work, and celebrate all that we do for our families and our future.
Boeing Corporate Grants
Seal Beach, CA
The goal of the Global Corporate Citizenship function is to enable the development of vibrant communities with citizens who are educated, creative, civic minded, environmentally conscious, healthy and economically self-sustained.
Bond Street Theatre Coalition
New York, NY
Bond Street Theatre initiates creative programming that inspires and educates youth, addresses human rights issues, heals communities affected by poverty and conflict, and promotes the value of the arts in shaping a peaceful future.   The company responds to humanitarian crises through the uplifting powers of the arts.  The company has intiated innovative theatre and theatre-based programs in over 40 countries worldwide, and reached populations in refugee camps, schools, shelters, prisons, rural villages and urban centers.  
Booth Ferris Foundation
New York, NY
The Foundation's primary interest is in the field of education, including smaller colleges and public education initiatives in New York City. The Foundation also makes grants in the areas of civic and urban affairs and culture in New York City. Grants in other areas are made occasionally, most often in the fields in which the Booth family had an interest. The Foundation primarily funds capital and capacity building projects.
Boston Ballet Education and Community Initiatives
Boston, MA
OUR VISION Our vision is to cultivate and educate a new generation of lifelong arts advocates and participants through our commitment to education, collaboration, inclusion and innovation. OUR IMPACT Each year, we work with more than 3,000 individuals in Boston and our surrounding communities to cultivate a love of dance and the arts through our education programs, community events, workshops, and performances. OUR PROGRAMS
Boston Women's Fund
Boston, MA
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 society based on racial, social and economic justice. The Fund raises money from a broad base of donors across economic backgrounds to provide grants and develop programs that strengthen the grassroots initiatives and leadership of women and girls.
Chicago, IL
both/and breaks the shackles of “either/or” in this semi-autobiographical short video play by Jamil Khoury. In both/and, the characters of Jamil, Arab Man, and Gay Man explore and explode the constructed borders between American and Arab, Arab American and gay, for profit and not for profit, and assorted other disputed territories.