Economic and Community Development

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
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 National Performance Network (NPN) is a group of diverse cultural organizers, including artists, working to create meaningful partnerships and to provide leadership that enables the practice and public experience of the performing arts in the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Muslim Voices of Philadelphia is a collaborative oral history media project that calls on all interested members of Islamic educational and cultural organizations to work with filmmakers and scholars to document the histories, practices, and...
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
American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is an international development organization dedicated to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world regardless of race, religion or nationality. Through grants to grassroots...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Sojourn Theatre is a multi-ethnic, ensemble-based company making new performance in Portland, Oregon and around the nation. With commitments to both adventurous theatricality and community engagement, Sojourn creates unique, often site-specific...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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...
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
Founded in 1990, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) is a national membership and philanthropic advocacy organization dedicated to advancing philanthropy and Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Ronit Bezalel has been producing and directing films since 1990. Her films cover a wide range of topics, from the dismantling of Public Housing to Professional Women’s Tackle Football (co-directed with Laurie Little and Sree Nallamothu). Her...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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
As a descendant of the Settlement House tradition, Pillsbury House + Theatre unleashes creativity in servce to our Powderhorn/Central neighborhood and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, because the best way to build positive change in our...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
As a documentary photographer and multimedia producer, Kelly Creedon explores social issues including economic and housing justice, labor rights, and immigration. She frequently partners with nonprofit and grassroots organizations to use image,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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