The Arts—All types of human expression, influenced by culture and driven by creative impulse, that contribute to the beauty and meaning of human life.
About Face Theatre, Chicago, IL $5,000 for general operations
Americans for the Arts, Washington, DC $10,000 to support the 2015 annual conference which will be held in Chicago
The Art League Alexandria, VA $45,000 for outreach programs
Blair Thomas & Company, Chicago, IL $20,000 to support marketing of the first Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival
The Bushwick Starr, Brooklyn, NY $20,000 to support continuation of the Big Green Theater program at PS 123
Capital Fringe, Washington DC $700,000 towards the capital campaign for their new building, plus $100,000 for general support
The Center for Documentary Studies Durham, NC $10,000 for The Tom Rankin Fund Endowment
The Ciesla Foundation Washington, DC $150,000 to complete shooting and editing of The Rosenwald Schools documentary film
The CORA Foundation, Syracuse, NY $5,000 for support of ArtRage Gallery
Forest Woods Media Annapolis, MD $6,000 for·The Poet & The Poem from The Library of Congress
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham, NC $30,000 for the Reva and David Logan Film Maker Award
In Series Washington, DC $5,000 for literary commissioning for their 2014-2015 season
Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL $10,000 to sponsor the "Stranger Than Fictor" documentary film series in January 2015
HotHouse, Chicago, IL $3,000 to support a multi-arts festival in Hyde Park
Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL $25,000 for 75th Anniversary Campaign
The Hypocrites Chicago, IL $2,500 for·“All Our Tragic"
Kartemquin Films, Chicago, IL $50,000 to support their field building work and their efforts to safely and securely back-up their extensive archival materials
Los Cenzontles San Pablo, CA $150,000 over 2 years to support marketing programs ,plus $15,000 for general operations
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Baltimore, MD $10,000 to support·the 2014 Living Legacy Jazz Award
National Building Museum, Washington, DC $5,000 for general support
New York Public Radio New York, NY $120,000 for the production, editing and finishing of the Jazz Loft film
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Chicago, IL $5,000 for “Women at War"
Smithsonian Associates, Washington, DC $23,500 to develop a 4-part program series about the design and development of Washington, DC
Southern Documentary Fund, Durham, NC $10,000 for support of Sam Stephenson's documentary about the Big Ears music festival
Theater J, Washington DC $50,000 to support three productions this season and for general support
The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts Chicago, IL $128,390 for the Matinee Program and the Jazz Series
The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts Chicago, IL $10,000 Arts to support the performance and residency of The Heart of the Beast company as part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival.
The Writer's Center, Bethesda, MD $5,000 for general support
Third Coast International Audio Festival, Chicago, IL $15,000 to refresh and modernize their website
Young Chicago Authors, Chicago, IL $100,000: $75,000 to support the 2015 Louder Than A Bomb festival + $25,000 1-to-1 match
Social Justice, Scholarship, the Arts and Investigative Journalism