Category: Culture

GRANT #441: WomanFest Ghana 03/15/2021
This Creative Curator Casts A Wide Net In Ghana To Collect and Share Stories New and Old
GRANT #438: LGBTQI+ Storytelling Project 02/15/2021
Love Is Love Except When Your Country Doesn’t Love That Love
GRANT #436: Romani Herstory 02/01/2021
If You’ve Heard Of Gypsies But Haven’t Heard Of The Romani, Guess What?
GRANT #435: Dream Way 01/25/2021
Dreaming Of Getting Away From Those People You’ve Been Stuck With? We Feel You.
GRANT #433: Congo & New Orleans Connection 01/11/2021
NOLA + DRC + ARTISTS = Musical Architecture
GRANT #430: Fiesta 4 Hope 12/21/2020
They Looked Beyond Their Borders To Perform Awesomeness (We Stan)
GRANT #429: Makers Sin Fronteras 12/14/2020
Bringing The WOW Of Science To Kids Learning At Home (En Español También)
GRANT #426: Buena Fortuna Gardens 11/23/2020
They Seed, We Saw, It’s Growing On Us
GRANT #425: NYC/MTA : YYC/LRT 11/16/2020
All Aboard For Awesomeness! Or Just Stand There & Become Part Of The Art
GRANT #424: Micheaux Film Festival 11/09/2020
A Film Festival In Living Color, Inclusive, Intersectional, and In Time Of Pandemic, Online
GRANT #422: NYC Next 10/26/2020
New York City Insists On Being New York City Despite Pandemic Because NEW YORKERS
GRANT #418: Hila-bana Street Art 09/28/2020
These Murals Are The Only Way Some Filipinos Will Ever Meet Their Fellow Citizens
GRANT #417: Intersections 09/21/2020
Perambulate The Pathways To Pandemic Peace (Safely, Of Course)
GRANT #416: Canals of Rurec 09/14/2020
This Rock Star Finds Hidden Heritage High In Peru
GRANT #413: CalligraFilipino 08/24/2020
So Much More Than Just Another Pretty (Type)Face
GRANT #411: Making Organic Pictures 08/10/2020
Seeing is Be-Leaving: This Artist Prints Photos On Plant Leaves & You Could Too
GRANT #405: Bridging The Digital Divide in Harlem 06/29/2020
If You Can Read This, You Can Do Something To Stop Inequality & Racism, Yes, YOU.
GRANT #403: I’ll Read to You, You Read to Me 06/15/2020
Language Barriers Keeping People From Reading To Their Kids? Awesome Solution.
GRANT #402: Huichol Center for Cultural Survival 06/08/2020
Do You Have A Quarantine Garden? These People Started Theirs Hundreds Of Years Ago
GRANT #401: The Human Connections Living Room Project 06/01/2020
How About Hanging Out In Someone Else’s Living Room For A Change? Yes, Please!
GRANT #399: Latvian Drag King Collective 05/18/2020
We Officially Crown The Kings Of Awesomeness (They’re AFABulous)

GRANT #395: ALMA’S Interactive Album 04/20/2020
You + Headphones + App + New York City = Awesome Musical Experience
GRANT #390: Titedanzante 03/16/2020
In Bolivia, Puppets Are New Old-Fashioned Entertainment And These Shows Aren’t Just For Children
GRANT #388: Project SEASON Women 03/02/2020
The Theater Establishment Is Sexist & Stubborn? These Women Show ‘Em What They’re Missing
GRANT #369: The Inclusive Middle School Classroom 10/22/2019
Every Child Deserves To Feel That They Belong, So Let’s Create Welcoming Classrooms.
GRANT #364: LegalAliens Theatre 09/16/2019
How Do You Make Migrants and Refugees Visible and Heard? Put Them On Stage!
GRANT #360: Whoop Dee Doo at Windmuller Park 08/19/2019
WHOOP DEE DOO! It's A Party In The Park And You're Invited!
GRANT #359: The Lafayette School Restoration 08/09/2019
Their School Was Closed In 1969 And They Never Stopped Trying To Get It Back
GRANT #356: The Secret City Art Revival 07/22/2019
If We Tell You About The Secret City Is It Still Secret?
GRANT #355: Radio Nopal 07/15/2019
Narrowcasting To The Neighborhood: Radio Nopal Gives Everyone The Mic
GRANT #352: Hello Gold Mountain 06/24/2019
A Refugee Story For Our Time (From The Last Century) Using Guzheng and Oud (???)
GRANT #346: 7000 Languages 05/13/2019
A Support System For Dying Languages
GRANT #341:
#LoveAwesome Giving Campaign
Altars: Black Queer Spirit Work 04/08/2019
Altars Aren’t Just For Worship: These Pictures Will Tell A Surprising Story of Spiritual Significance
GRANT #332: American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation 02/04/2019
If You Can’t Communicate, It’s Hard To Participate. Meet A Pioneer In The Field That Helps Millions To Connect.
GRANT #325: Archaeology at Fort Negley Park in Nashville, TN 12/17/2018
Funding The Scramble To Unearth Secret Black History Before Redevelopment Destroys The Site
GRANT #324: Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote 12/10/2018
All Those New Women In The U.S. Congress? 100 Years Ago American Women Weren’t Even Allowed To VOTE.
GRANT #323: The Sewing Labs 12/03/2018
She Couldn’t Find Skilled Needleworkers, So She Started THE SEWING LABS To Train Them. Seams Awesome!
GRANT #318: Living Costumes 10/29/2018
These Freakishly Awesome Creatures Are Wearing Costumes That Took Two Months To Sow and Grow and Sew.
GRANT #317: HERBeat 10/22/2018
Wielding large wooden mallets against massive drums, taiko performers are known for their thunderous performances. Women weren’t allowed.
GRANT #316: Survivor Girl Ukulele Band Project 10/15/2018
Our Next MacArthur-CNN Hero–Nobel Winner? The Survivor Girl Ukulele Band & The Woman Who (Literally) Dreamed Of Rescuing Them
GRANT #315: iVoted 10/08/2018
Make A Concerted Effort To Vote! You Might Be Rewarded With A Free Concert.
GRANT #200: Rokia: Voice of a New Generation 07/01/2016
The story of one of Africa's most successful singer/songwriters is headed to the big screen.
GRANT #199: Mr. SOUL! The Movie 06/27/2016
Before Oprah, before Arsenio, there was Mr. SOUL!
GRANT #194: All My Relations: A Native America Portrait 05/23/2016
Stunning portraits showcasing the strength and resilience of Native Americans.
GRANT #183: Ubuntu Performance Camp 2K16 03/07/2016
Bringing slam poetry to the streets of Philly.
GRANT #174: Emojination 01/04/2016
Where is the dumpling emoji?
GRANT #171: Out of My Head 12/14/2015
A film that dissects the history and mystery of the migraine.
GRANT #170: The Handi Project 12/07/2015
Bringing young Ifugao students on field trips, for the first time ever.
GRANT #158: Her Story 09/14/2015
A new media series created BY trans and queer women FOR trans and queer women.
GRANT #155: Uganda’s Drama Festival 08/24/2015
This Drama Festival in Uganda elevates women’s voices through music, drama, and dance.
GRANT #137: Kolossos Bike Zoo 04/20/2015
Katrina Brees, a former Queen of Carnival, is using her parade-building skills to make a difference in the animal kingdom
GRANT #136: Hollaback! Bahamas 04/09/2015
No more room for sexual harassment in The Bahamas!
GRANT #130: Disparate Minds: Progressive Art Studios 02/23/2015
Progressive studios across the country make room for adult artists living with developmental disabilities!
GRANT #121: Middle East Film Initiative 12/22/2014
A community-based forum connecting a diverse spectrum of local media and entertainment professionals.
GRANT #111: Spawn of the Gerrymander 10/13/2014
The six-headed sequel to a landmark illustration powered by social commentary.
GRANT #103: Music & Environmental Sustainability in Tanzania 08/18/2014
Protecting music means protecting trees!
GRANT #102: Free Shakespeare in the Parks 08/11/2014
Shakespeare's timeless tales are reaching new audiences through outdoor theatre.
GRANT #93: Dancing Hearts Foundation 4 Kids 06/09/2014
Educating, motivating and empowering youth through dance!
GRANT #85: The Morbid Anatomy Museum 04/14/2014
LiveStream capturing the world of art and medicine, death and culture.
GRANT #82: Ka Pa Hula Na Pua o Kamali’i 03/24/2014
Traditional hula halau based in Houston & dedicated to the preservation of the Hawaiian culture.
GRANT #81: Mothlight Microcinema 03/17/2014
Monthly screening events bringing high quality film & video to Detroit audiences.
GRANT #67:
#LoveAwesome Giving Campaign
Mexico's indigenous midwives fight to preserve their culture.
GRANT #63:
#LoveAwesome Giving Campaign
Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media 02/13/2014
"We are in effect enculturating kids from the very beginning to see women & girls as not taking up half of the space." -Geena Davis
GRANT #62:
#LoveAwesome Giving Campaign
Babies in Space 02/12/2014
The world of Lucy McRae is one that traverses fashion, technology and the body into one awesome creation after another.
GRANT #55:
#LoveAwesome Giving Campaign
Blended Rhythms 02/05/2014
Kate Spanos & Dominique Mbaye are rousing up the tiny island of Montserrat with spicy Irish reels alongside African rhythms.
GRANT #39: Dances Made to Order 11/11/2013
Every month, 3 talented artists are invited to create a 5-minute dance film on a theme selected by community.
GRANT #21: Funding the Future of Endangered Lakota Youth 07/08/2013
Supporting Lakota youth by developing a sustainable economic infrastructure for employment and growth.
GRANT #19: 30 Days Of Opera 06/24/2013
Month. Long. Opera. Extravaganza. AND IT’S FREE?!
GRANT #10: The Busker Hall of Fame – Stories from the Pitch 04/22/2013
A project that sheds light on the largely undocumented culture of street performers, or “buskers,” worldwide.