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Boston Foundation, Inc.

To support three rounds of Live Arts Boston to provide grants, artistic and professional development, and technical supports to performing artists in Greater Boston

  • Award Date: 9/18/2019
  • Amount: $1,050,000
  • Term: 36 months
  • Program: Arts & Creativity

Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, Inc.

To support capacity building for small, culturally diverse/immigrant cultural organizations, and strengthen the foundation?s own capacity in equity strategies, marketing, and donor relations

  • Award Date: 9/18/2019
  • Amount: $1,000,000
  • Term: 36 months
  • Program: Arts & Creativity

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

To implement the ValleyCreates Initiative, which will promote better connections among artists and arts organizations through collaborative grantmaking, organizational effectiveness training, and strategies to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)

  • Award Date: 9/18/2019
  • Amount: $1,000,000
  • Term: 36 months
  • Program: Arts & Creativity

Emerson College

To support HowlRound to optimize operations, strengthen and deepen field impact, and increase financial sustainability

  • Award Date: 9/18/2019
  • Amount: $675,000
  • Term: 36 months
  • Program: Arts & Creativity

Essex County Community Foundation, Inc.

To support cross-sector grantmaking, municipal and regional cultural planning efforts, training, and community convenings on emergent arts topics

  • Award Date: 9/18/2019
  • Amount: $1,000,000
  • Term: 36 months
  • Program: Arts & Creativity

Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Inc.

To support grantmaking, capacity-building activities, donor cultivation, and implementation of Worcester's Cultural Plan, including serving as lead coordinator of the annual public plan review process

  • Award Date: 9/18/2019
  • Amount: $1,000,000
  • Term: 36 months
  • Program: Arts & Creativity

The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Inc.

To support quick-turnaround grantmaking, nonprofit capacity and network building, donor engagement, and evaluation to increase community connection and civic engagement through arts participation

  • Award Date: 9/18/2019
  • Amount: $1,000,000
  • Term: 36 months
  • Program: Arts & Creativity

Trustees of Boston University

To build the capacity of The ARTery at WBUR to increase production of arts and culture content

  • Award Date: 9/18/2019
  • Amount: $1,000,000
  • Term: 36 months
  • Program: Arts & Creativity

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Inc.

To support the set-up of a new, comprehensive database and an Undoing Racism training for staff and select community members

  • Award Date: 7/26/2019
  • Amount: $80,000
  • Term: 6 months
  • Program: Arts & Creativity

Massachusetts Development Finance Agency

To support planning and testing of arts-based strategies and investments in Transformative Development Initiative Districts

  • Award Date: 7/26/2019
  • Amount: $500,000
  • Term: 24 months
  • Program: Arts & Creativity