2020 Grantees

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture: General Operating Support ($5,000)


Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture presents a series of performances workshops, and commissioned works featuring Arab and non-Arab artists. More info here.


Allens Lane Art Center: Vision Thru Art: Sculpture Classes for Blind/Visually Impaired Adults ($5,000)

Allens Lane Art Center (ALAC) provides programs and activities that bring our diverse community together to experience and support the arts.  More info here.


Art Sphere Inc.: General Operating Support ($5,000)


Art Sphere Inc. is a non-profit organization that targets underserved populations in an effort to engage the creativity in communities, empower neighborhoods, explore the positives in peoples’ lives, and heal the mind, body, and spirit through the arts.  More info here.


Artistas y Musicos Latino Americanos (AMLA): General Operating Support ($5,000)

Artistas y Músicos Latino Americanos (AMLA) promotes the development, dissemination and understanding of Latin music in the Delaware Valley with an emphasis on music education for young people.  More information here.


Big Picture Alliance: Teen Media Collective ($5,000)

Big Picture Alliance engages, educates and empowers Philadelphia youth through filmmaking and digital media arts. Providing transformative learning experiences that promote self-expression, collaboration, and achievement.  More information here.


Danse4Nia Repertory Ensemble: General Operating Support ($5,000)

Danse4Nia Repertory Ensemble educates, empowers and creates the next generation of well-rounded arts advocates and citizens by presenting exceptional dance works, collaborating with artists across genres and delivering high-impact residencies. More information here.


International Ballet Exchange: General Operating Support ($5,000)

International Ballet Exchange

The mission of International Ballet Exchange (IBE) is to bring high-quality, classical ballet education and performances to Philadelphia public school students from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.  More information here.


Kulu Mele African Dance and Drum Ensemble: General Operating Support ($5,000)

Kulu Mele

Kulu Mele’s goals are to preserve, present and perpetuate West African performative arts and cultural traditions. Kulu Mele’s arts education programs for children are designed for all students, of all backgrounds and cultures.

More information here.


Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D): CHI Dance Mindfulness Movement Classes ($5,000)

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D) celebrates the ability of dance to integrate body, spirit and mind of Asian origin, providing programs that transcend cultural boundaries.  More info here.


Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco): Dance Instruction and Training Program ($5,000)


Philadanco builds the skills of emerging and professional dancers and choreographers in a nurturing environment, while increasing the appreciation of dance among its many communities. More information here.


Philadelphia Folklore Project: General Operating Support ($5,000)

Philadelphia Folklore Project works to sustain cultural and artistic practices rooted in the histories and traditions of people in Philadelphia. More information here.


Portside Arts Center: General Operating Support ($5,000)

The goals of Portside’s ASAP are to promote early and long-term, exposure to the arts, provide affordable and enriching afterschool programming and connect families of diverse backgrounds and economic means.  More information here.


Power Street Theatre Company of Culture Trust: Theatre Program for Adults ($5,000)

Power Street Theatre Company (PSTC) is home to a collective of fierce, multicultural and multidisciplinary artists dedicated to the mission of empowering marginalized artists and communities of color throughout Philadelphia and beyond. More information here.


Rock to the Future: General Operating Support ($5,000)

Rock to the Future provides music education for youth in Philadelphia’s underserved neighborhoods at no cost; empowering individuals and strengthening communities.

More information here.


Scene-N-Action Productions Co. Inc.: General Operating Support ($5,000)

Our mission is to use the performing arts as a tool to cultivate talent, creativity and self-enrichment; while simultaneously creating an inclusive community for youth both in-house and through outreach.  More info here.


Scribe Video Center, Inc.: General Operating Support ($5,000)

Scribe Video Center

Scribe’s mission is to explore, develop and advance the use of digital media as an artistic means for creative expression and as tools for progressive social change.  More information here.


Sister Cities Girlchoir, Incorporated: General Operating Support ($5,000)

Sister Cities Girlchoir

Girl empowerment choral academy for Greater Philadelphia-area.  The Saturday Girlchoir Academy is the weekly designated safe space where participants build supportive social networks, develop academic skills, and foster positive life factors while fully engaged in a choral training academy.  More information here.


Spiral Q Puppet Theater: General Operating Support ($5,000)

spiral q

Spiral Q is an interdisciplinary ensemble of artists, activists, and cultural organizers who work to build strong and equitable communities characterized by creativity, joy, can-do attitudes and the courage to act on their convictions.  More information here.


Tibetan Association of Philadelphia: General Operating Support ($5,000)

Preserves rich and unique Tibetan culture, tradition and language. Teaches and passes on Tibetan language and culture to younger generation, including unique Tibetan musical instruments. More information here.


University City Arts League: UCAL Community Arts Program ($5,000)

University City Arts League

University City Arts League is dedicated to education and cultural enrichment in the arts for people of all ages in our diverse community.  More info here.


Warrior Writers of Culture Trust Greater Philadelphia: General Operating Support ($5,000)

warrior writers

Our mission is to create a culture that articulates veterans’ experiences, build a collaborative community for artistic expression, and bear witness to war and the full range of military experiences. More information here.


Young Artist Program: General Operating Support ($5,000)

Young Artists Program

The Young Artist Program centers BIPOC, LGBTQ+ identifying youth artists as well as adult leadership. Using art as a tool for personal growth and social change by providing students with both art instruction & opportunities for political activism.  More information here.