Maurine Knighton, program director for the arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and Kerry McCarthy, vice president for philanthropic initiatives for The New York Community Trust, write how arts and cultural organizations in diverse neighborhoods deserve greater philanthropic attention and support.
According to Knighton and McCarthy, investing in organizations, such as Brooklyn's Weeksville Heritage Center or Billie Holiday Theatre, remove inequities that have an often unseen, yet profound, impact on society.
Both authors share research that shows investment in the arts contributes to educational outcomes and overall civic health.
Knighton and McCarthy also provides three steps funders can take to drive change toward more inclusive arts philanthropy:
A customized collection of grant news from foundations and the federal government from around the Web.
Vishal Patel and Onyeka Obiocha were just two entrepreneurs at the reSET co-working space in Hartford who goaded lawmakers and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to enable them to switch from an LLC to a “b-corp” (benefit corporation) designation.