Transition Year Grants 2001

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Transition Year Grants 2001

Highlighted in blue are grants that were awarded in 2001 under old funding guidelines, but are illustrative of grants that could be awarded under the new funding guidelines.

Arts & Other Programs

Auburn University Foundation

Performing Ensembles & Dance Master Workshops
Hartford, CT

To continue support of the Rural Studio which directs student architects in the design and construction of affordable housing and community facilities for the poor using innovative materials and construction techniques. $195,000
3 Years
Avodah, Inc.

The Forgiveness Project
Jersey City, NJ

To support "The Forgiveness Project," a community-based initiative that explores forgiveness through dance and sacred texts. $22,000
1 year
Ike ?Aina

General Support

To support Ike ?Aina native land trust in implementing a strategic plan for land conservation that views land and its resources holistically, including the function of people on the land, and a place?s relationship to history, art, spiritual beliefs, genealogy, and resources. $50,000
1 year
[$40,000-Environment;
$5,000-Arts;
$5,000-Interprogram]
LA Arts

HereAfter
Lewiston, ME

To continue HereAfter, a community-engagement, collaborative dance piece that explores issues pertaining to death and dying and end of life care. $27,500
1 year

Community-Based Arts Organizations

African American Dance Ensemble Inc.

Organizational Development Marketing and Fundraising Support
Durham, NC

To develop a long-range plan that will strengthen and stabilize the board and staff, and prioritize management and programmatic goals. $47,500
1 year
Afro-American Cultural Center, Inc.

General Support
Charlotte, NC
To strengthen its senior administrative staff and develop and implement marketing, development and communications plans.
$50,000
1 year
Alaska Native Heritage Center, Inc.

Building on Our Strengths
Anchorage, AK

To ascertain the feasibility of several proposed income generating projects.
$35,000
1 year
Artists for Humanity Inc.

General Support
Boston, MA

To increase organizational capacity for an entrepreneurship program that targets at-risk youth in Boston. $50,000
1 year
Artists Rights Foundation

The Story of Movies
Los Angeles, CA

For "The Story of Movies" to develop curriculum to test out a series of pilot sites and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the curriculum based on feedback from site instructors and students. $50,000
1 year
Boys Harbor, Inc.

The Harbor Conservatory for The Performing Arts
New York, NY

For a final year of general operating support for a wide range of performing arts programs for youth and adults.
$50,000
1 year
Bread and Roses Cultural Project, Inc.

Unseen America
New York, NY

To support "Unseen America", a project that enables artists, students and workers to document the working conditions of low-wage employees, America's working poor. $30,000
1 year
Bronx Museum of the Arts

General Support
Bronx, NY

To build audiences by strengthening and broadening important partnerships with cultural, educational and service organizations. $50,000
1 year
Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Inc.

General Support
Brooklyn, NY

To continue the implementation of its strategic plan that will lead to stabilization.
$50,000
1 year
Children's Museum

Re-Envisioning The Role of Museums in Community
Boston, MA

To engage in a planning process that will enhance its strategic partnerships with community constituents. $50,000
6 months
Citykids Foundation, Inc.

Citykids Repertory Company
New York, NY

To strengthen and sustain its model Repertory Company that targets urban youth.
$120,000
2 years
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Art-at-Work
Atlanta, GA

To strengthen and stabilize "Art-at-Work," an arts intervention program designed to prevent status offenders and first-time juvenile offenders from becoming more involved in the juvenile court system.
$40,000
1 year
Cornerstone Theatre Company, Inc.

Community Partnership Program
Los Angeles, CA

To support the expansion of its "Community Partnership Program," that will lead to deeper and more sustained collaborative relationships over time.
$45,000
1 year
Creative Capital Foundation

General Support
New York, NY

To continue direct support and services to innovative individual artists throughout the United States.
$50,000
1 year
Crow's Shadow Institute

Professional Advancement Project
Pendleton, OR

Pendleton, OR To attract strong faculty and provide studio art, printmaking and traditional art making opportunities to diverse audiences.
$70,000
2 years
East Bay Institute for Urban Arts

Images Creating Unity 2000-2002
Oakland, CA

To sustain and expand a community arts program and develop new curriculum, web-page art and community-based projects
. $100,000
2 years
Fund for Independent Publishing

A New Generation At The New Press
New York, NY

To support recruitment, training and development of a new generation of editors with the hopes that this new staff will be groomed to eventually take over the editorial direction of the Press.
$100,000
2 years
Hampton Institute

Re-Envisioning The Role of Museums in Community
Hampton, VA

To use data collected through a visitors survey and an audience analysis to increase visitation and engagement by specifically targeted audiences. $50,000
6 months
Hawaii Alliance for Arts in Education

The ARTS at Marks Garage
Honolulu, HI

To support "The ARTS at Marks Garage," a community-based arts incubator that will provide offices and support for the programming efforts of several small arts institutions. $40,000
1 year
Hip Hop Theatre Junction

New York City Hip-Hop
Theatre Festival
Washington, DC

To implement the "2nd annual Hip-Hop Theater Festival," and to increase the number of young people who attend theater and cultural events. $25,000
6 months
Humboldt Arts Council

Arts As A Primary Resource
for Youth and Families
Eureka, CA

To support a community-wide program that provides arts programming for every child in one county. $50,000
1 year
Kings Majestic Corporation

Building Income-Generating Capacity
Brooklyn, NY

To build capacity and implement a strategic plan that includes increasing and diversifying sources of organizational income. $50,000
1 year
National Black Arts Festival Inc.

General Support
Atlanta, GA

For the implementation of its strategic and business plans so that it may transition into a year-round organization $100,000
2 years
National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship to Handicapped

Art Enterprise Program
New York, NY

To build partnerships with community-based arts organizations and arts-based high schools, and train youth workers to teach NTFE's art enterprise.
$100,000
2 years
New Orleans Video Access Center, Inc.

The NOVAC Teen Video Workshop
New Orleans, LA

To strengthen and stabilize this media arts education program, which focuses on inner-city teens residing in the Greater New Orleans area.
$40,000
1 year
New York University

National Graduate Seminar and First Amendment Rights Forum
New York, NY

To provide funding for the continuation of the National Graduate Seminar Program for two years while it builds a board of directors and achieves financial stability.
$70,000
2 years
Penumbra Theatre Company Inc

Educational Department Expansion Implementation
Saint Paul, MN

To expand and stabilize their education programs. $120,000
2 years
Smithsonian Institution

A City of Neighborhoods: Bridging School and Community
New York, NY

To continue the adaptation, evaluation and dissemination of "A City of Neighborhoods: Bridging School and Community," a design education program. $35,000
1 year
Social and Public Art Resource Center

General Support
Venice, CA

To implement its business plan which was developed under the auspice of the Working Capital Fund Initiative. $100,000
2 years
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc.

Arts Street
Denver, CO

To continue Art Street, an art-based job training program for adolescents that teaches youth to apply their creative talents to the workplace through the use of visual, performing and multimedia arts.
$120,000
2 years
Urban Gateways

Technology Enhancement and Stabilization
Chicago, IL

To hire a technology coordinator who can assess staff training needs and fully integrate new scheduling and account systems. $35,000
1 year
Washington Drama Society, Inc.

The Community Engagement Initiative
Washington, DC

To implement a Community Engagement Initiative that will integrate the needs of the community into program planning and implementation. $120,000
2 years
Young Aspirations Young Artists Inc.

Technology - Centered Learning Environment
New Orleans, LA

To create a computer graphics laboratory to train and service its constituency in the competitive area of computer generated graphic arts.
$50,000
1 Year

 

Museum Initiative

18th and Vine Authority

Re-Envisioning The Role of Museums in Communities
Kansas City, MO

 

To develop programming and establish decision-making roles for diverse stakeholders that will result in increased community support for and ownership of the institution.
$200,000
2 years
Amigos del Museo del Barrio, Inc.

Re-Envisioning The Role of Museums in Communities
New York, NY

To strengthen its board, support constituencies and increase its capacity to raise funds. $50,000
1 year
Children's Museum

Re-Envisioning The Role of Museums in Communities
Boston, MA

To re-envision its relationship with Boston's many communities by creating teams that will work to implement a diversity plan. $200,000
2 years
Heard Museum

Increasing Native American Ownership of The Heard Museum
Phoenix, AZ

To re-envision and inspire a sense of ownership on the part of the Native American tribes in the Southwest whose culture is being interpreted. $200,000
2 years
Japanese American National Museum

Boyle Heights: Neighborhood Sites and Insights
Los Angeles, CA

To implement a partnership with other ethnic communities through the "Boyle Heights Neighborhood Sites and Insites Project."
$200,000
2 years
Studio Museum in Harlem

Expanding The Walls
New York, NY

To continue "Expanding the Walls," a multi-generational program that uses James VanDerZee's photographs as a point of entry to the museum's collections and involves the diverse photo-documentation of Harlem's residents. $200,000
2 years
Wing Luke Memorial Foundation

Strengthening Community Response
Seattle, WA

To develop "Strengthening Community Response," which includes a refining of the museum's process for the creation and execution of exhibitions by using a community response model. $200,000
2 years

Out of Program

Camera News, Inc. ABA Third World Newsreel

Where Are They Now?
New York, NY

To support a video album of comparative vignettes of African American and South African young people, exploring the challenges of youth in the two cultures. $8,025
1 year