Recent Grants Approved

ARTS AND COMMUNITY BUILDING

Jazz Foundation of America

GIVAT HAVIVA
Linda Rubin, Administrative Director
www.givathaviva.org
$20,000
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 the community.

NARRATIVE 4
Lisa Consiglio, Co-Founder and Executive Director
www.narrative4.com
$20,000
To train educators and community activists to facilitate story exchanges designed to enable people to develop empathy for others.

POLPHONY FOUNDATION
Nabeel Abboud-Ashkar, Co-Founder and 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.

ARTS AND EDUCATION: PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

HEARTSHARE HUMAN SERVICES OF NEW YORK
Meredith Beck, Vice President for Development
www.heartshare.org
$25,000
To support the ArtShare Programs in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island which serve individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Students study artists, artworks, and learn art as a form of human expression. They are given a voice in creating and sharing their own artworks through exhibits and lobby shows at partner spaces throughout New York City.

LINCOLN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Miranda Hoffer, Assistant Director Accessibility and Guest Services
www.LincolnCenterEducation.org
$25,000
To fund Passport to the Arts and Access Ambassadors, programs of performances, workshops, and tours for people with disabilities and their families.

TELLURIDE ADAPTIVE SPORTS PROGRAM
Courtney Stuechell, Executive Director
www.tellurideadaptivesports.org
$15,000
To support TASP’s therapeutic ski and snowboard program for youth with disabilities. Youth from 22 regional schools benefit from educational and recreational sessions that develop life skills, encourage personal growth, and promote independence.

THEATRE DEVELOPMENT FUND
Lisa Carling, Director of TDF Accessibility Programs
www.tdf.org/tap
$25,000
To fund the Accessibility Program for Students which offers elementary and secondary school students with vision or hearing challenges the opportunity to attend accessible Broadway performances.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON FOUNDATION
Grant Twitchell, Associate Director of Advancement
www.education.uw.edu
$25,000
To fund the Haring Center’s Experimental Education Unit which provides an inclusive learning experience for children with developmental disabilities in the birth-through-kindergarten early learning school. Undergraduate and graduate students receive student teaching and internship opportunities; working professionals enhance their knowledge with consultation, training and coaching services.

FOOD WASTE REDUCTION

City Harvest Mobile Market

AMERICAN FRIENDS OF LEKET ISRAEL
Lauren Yoked, Executive Director
www.leket.org/english
$20,000
To fund the safe, effective, and efficient collection and distribution of surplus nutritious food to hungry and food insecure people in Israel.

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, that distribute food donated by manufacturers, stores, and institutions to food-insecure families and older adults.

FOOD RECOVERY NETWORK
Regina Anderson, 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.

FOOD RESCUE US
Carol Shattuck, CEO
www.foodrescue.us
$20,000
To build capacity of Food Rescue US which enables individuals and organizations throughout the nation to help their communities reduce food waste and hunger.

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.

ReFED
Dana Gundman, Executive Director
www.ReFED.com
$25,000
To support ReFed’s programs which decrease food waste and increase the amount of safe, nutritious food available for recovery and distribution to hungry and food-insecure people.

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.