Westchester Community Foundation Awards $308,500 in Grants to 15 Nonprofits
(Hartsdale, NY— July 1 2021) The Westchester Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling $308,500 to 15 local nonprofits. Nine of those grants will go to local arts and cultural organizations in recognition of the importance of the arts as we emerge from COVID-19 isolation. Five agencies will receive two-year grants to ensure that these organizations have sustained support.
"Local arts organizations are an essential part of Westchester's great quality of life, “noted Laura Rossi, executive director of the Foundation. “They are also a vital economic engine for local communities. The Foundation is pleased to provide ongoing support to these organizations, and we urge residents to join us by attending arts events throughout the county."
The Arts and Culture grants include:
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts: $10,000 to support concerts of Germanic music in 2021 and 2022 summer seasons.
Clay Art Center: $18,000 to support a one-year residency for an emerging ceramic artist from Westchester.
Fine Arts Orchestral Society of Yonkers: $13,000 for a free concert and lecture series featuring the works of German composers in 2021 and 2022.
Jacob Burns Film Center: $44,000 to support residencies for two emerging filmmakers in two academic years.
Jazz Forum Arts: $10,000 to host 16 free outdoor concerts at two venues in Tarrytown.
Neighborhood House, Inc: $7,500 to support an arts and technology program for Tarrytown seniors.
The New Choral Society: $13,000 to support German choral concerts in 2021 and 2022.
The Picture House Regional Film Center: $15,000 to produce a German film festival in fall 2021.
Westchester Oratorio Society: $13,000 to support two performances of German choral works in 2022 and 2023.
For a complete list of all grants awarded and information on the Foundation, please visit the Foundation’s website at wcf-ny.org.
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About Westchester Community Foundation. Since 1975 the Westchester Community Foundation (WCF) has worked to improve the quality of life in Westchester by promoting responsible philanthropy and connecting donors to critical local needs. The Foundation is a division of The New York Community Trust, one of the largest community foundations in the U.S., with assets of approximately $3 billion.