Economic and Community Development

The Appalachian Community Fund (ACF) funds and encourages grassroots social change in Central Appalachia. ACF works to build a sustainable base of resources to support community-led organizations seeking to overcome and address issues of race,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Springboard for the Arts is an economic and community development organization in St. Paul MN that cultivates vibrant communities by connecting artists with the skills, information, and services they need to impact positive and sustained growth....
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) creates performance work that connects lived experience to the social forces that shape the lives and communities of people living in poverty. LAPD is committed to creating high-quality, challenging performances...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Center for Hmong Arts & Talent (CHAT) grew out of Pom Siab Hmoob Theatre (PSHT), the first Hmong theatre company in the world. In 1998, PSHT organizers decided to expand their focus beyond theater arts in order to serve more artists in the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice works for social, racial and economic justice in the U.S. and internationally. The Foundation grantmaking and philanthropic advocacy programs help lesbians and allied communities challenge oppression and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Crossroads Charlotte presents four plausible stories about Charlotte's future and asks the community to IMAGINE our tomorrow and exchange ideas, experiences and actions that shape a positive future for everyone. Crossroads Charlotte offers numerous...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is the largest private, independent, local Foundation focused exclusively on the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The Foundation is the legacy of Morris Cafritz, one of Washington’s leading commercial...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs promotes the value of arts and culture in Seattle.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Georgia Assembly of Community Arts Agencies' (GACAA) mission is to strengthen and foster community arts organizations in Georgia; connect community arts organizations, provide professional development, and technical assistance; and promote the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
On October12 and 13th, 2012, Creative Time coordinated their fourth annual summit: Confronting Inequity. The conference serves to advance the organization's mission of positioning the voices of artists at the center of  public discourse.  ...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Heinz Endowments is based in Pittsburgh, where the region serves as a laboratory for the development of solutions to challenges that are national in scope. Their mission is to help our region thrive as a whole community — economically,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Finding Voice is an innovative literacy and visual arts program in Tucson, Arizona dedicated to helping refugee and immigrant youth in LEARN Center English Language Learner (ELL) classes at Catalina Magnet High School develop their literacy and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster just and sustainable communities in the United States—communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies, and thriving cultures. For five...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Foundation supports the arts for their inherent value in deepening and enriching the quality of our lives, and in their capacity to enhance our awareness and understanding of one another, advance important social, humanistic, and educational...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship (TEMA) is an after-school program, modeled on a traditional apprenticeship, in which teens create public art for community-based organizations, working in Groundswell's studio with a particular emphasis on...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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