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Sponsored Project Spotlight: America’s Cultural Treasures

October 05, 2020

Since its launch last week, RPA Sponsored Project America’s Cultural Treasures  has been working to prove the nimble ability of philanthropy to fill gaps in times of crisis. As a part of this important new initiative, Sixteen Major Donors and Foundations Commited an Unprecedented $156 Million to Support Black, Latinx, Asian and Indigenous Arts Organizations in an effort to maximize impact and support organizations who need funding now.

To learn more about America’s Cultural Treasures, please read the following articles:

Washington Post: Ford Foundation fund to award an unprecedented $160 million to minority arts groups

New York Times: New Initiative Will Grant $156 Million to Arts Groups Run by People of Color

Los Angeles Times: Japanese American museum, East West Players to receive part of $156-million fund

Artnet: 16 Deep-Pocketed Philanthropic Groups Will Give a Whopping $156 Million to Dozens of BIPOC Cultural Organizations in the US

Photo from Ballet Hispánico dancers in “Línea Recta.” Ballet Hispánico is one of the institutions receiving money from the Ford Foundation. (Paula Lobo/Ballet Hispánico)

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