Recent Grants Approved

ARTS AND COMMUNITY BUILDING

Jazz Foundation of America

GIVAT HAVIVA
Linda Rubin, Administrative Director
www.givathaviva.org
$17,500
To support Through Others’ Eyes, a program designed to change the way Jewish and Arab Israeli students and their families relate to one another. Youth learn photography and create images that document their relationships and experiences together.

JAZZ FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
Joseph Petrucelli, Associate Director
www.jazzfoundation.org
$15,000
For Jazz in the Schools. To employ experienced musicians age 60+ to play jazz concerts for children and older adults in schools, hospitals, and nursing homes in low-income communities in New York City and New Orleans.

JAZZ HOUSE KIDS
Melissa Walker, Executive Director
www.jazzhousekids.org
$25,000
To fund initiatives in Newark, New Jersey that help youth develop musical, leadership and life skills through participation in free in-school and summer jazz clubs which perform for peers, family, friends, and community.

PLAYWRIGHTS THEATRE OF NEW JERSEY
John Pietrowski, Artistic Director
www.wtnj.org
$45,000
To support the production of Surely Goodness and Mercy, a play by Chisa Hutchinson, and create educational writing experiences and discussions for students in Newark, New Jersey schools and senior centers.

POLPHONY FOUNDATION
Carrie Sackett, Executive Director
www.polyphonyfoundation.org
$10,000
To support Scholar-in-Residence Seminars that engage talented young Arab and Jewish Israeli musicians in rehearsing and playing classical music concerts together in Nazareth and Galilee.

TELLURIDE FOUNDATION
Paul Major, President & CEO
www.telluridefoundation.org
$17,050
To fund Humans of Norwood, an arts-media initiative that aims to make a K-12 public school a more inclusive and welcoming place for diverse children and youth.

FOOD WASTE REDUCTION

City Harvest Mobile Market

AmpleHarvest.org
Gary Oppenheimer, Executive Director
www.ampleharvest.org
$25,000
To support an annual Food Waste Campaign that engages clergy of six major faiths across the U.S. to speak about wasted food and hunger during weekly services and educate congregations about contributing produce from community and individual gardens to food pantries in their neighborhoods.

CITY HARVEST
Jilly Stephens, Chief Executive Officer
www.cityharvest.org
$20,000
To help fund Mobile Markets in low-income neighborhoods across New York City, which distribute food donated by manufacturers, stores, and institutions to hungry and food-insecure families and older adults.

FOOD RECOVERY NETWORK
Regina Northouse, Executive Director
www.foodrecoverynetwork.org
$25,000
To help strengthen the program and communications capacity of FRN in order to grow its student-led food recovery programs in colleges and universities across the country.

NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL
Mark Izeman, Director New York Program, Senior Attorney
www.nrdc.org
$25,000
To help support the New York Farm to Food Bank Campaign which strives to increase awareness and participation among farmers to donate to food banks, increase collaboration between hunger organizations, and develop infrastructure to scale up farm to food bank initiatives.

TELLURIDE FOUNDATION
Paul Major, President & CEO
www.telluridefoundation.org
$37,500
To support the Local Food Initiative, designed to increase access to fresh local food through regional enhancements in collaboration, distribution, and awareness education.