David Rockefeller Fund

Arts

“Art is important because it expands how we look at and understand the world. It can make us think beyond our own experience, and often, in our appreciation, we find things that link us in a common humanity.”

—David Rockefeller

 

Priority

Cultivating, showcasing and disseminating the stories of innovative art for social change

Geographic Focus

New York City

2016 Grantees

chashama  New York, NY $25,000
Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) Brooklyn, NY $25,000
Issue One  Washington, DC  $12,500
Pros and Cons  Kingston, ON $25,000
United Workers Association  Baltimore, MD $30,000

2015 Grantees

A Blade of Grass New York, NY $50,000
Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) Brooklyn, NY $25,000
Fortune Society  Queens, NY  $20,000
Gibney Dance New York, NY $50,000 over 2 years
Groundswell Brooklyn, NY $20,000
Laundromat Project New York, NY $20,000
Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City New York, NY $25,000
MOCADA Brooklyn, NY $25,000
New York City Cultural Agenda Fund New York, NY $25,000
Public Theater New York, NY $20,000
Socrates Sculpture Park  Queens, NY $50,000
Schomburg Center New York, NY $25,000

2014 Grantees

A Blade of Grass New York, NY $30,000
Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) Brooklyn, NY $25,000
Gibney Dance New York, NY $25,000
Groundswell Brooklyn, NY $25,000
Hive Digital Media Learning Fund New York, NY $25,000
Laundromat Project New York, NY $20,000
MOCADA Brooklyn, NY $25,000
New York City Cultural Agenda Fund New York, NY $25,000
Public Theater New York, NY $25,000
Queens Museum of Art Queens, NY $25,000
Schomburg Center New York, NY $25,000

2013 Grantees

Bronx Museum
Education Programs
Bronx, NY $25,000
Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) Brooklyn, NY $25,000
Fund for Public Schools
Summer Arts Institute
New York, NY $15,000
Laundromat Project New York, NY $15,000
Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City
New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Youth Chorus
New York, NY $15,000
New York Community Trust
Hive Digital Media Learning Fund
New York, NY $25,000
New York Public Library Schomburg
Center for Research in Black Culture
New York, NY $25,000
The Public Theater New York, NY $25,000
Queens Museum of Art Queens, NY $25,000

2012 Grantees

Apple Arts New York NY $15,000
Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP) New York, NY $15,000
Bronx Museum of the Arts Bronx  NY $25,000
Brooklyn Academy of Music Brooklyn, NY $50,000 over 2 years
Carter Burden Center for the Aging New York, NY $10,000
Fund for Public Schools 
Summer Arts Institute
New York, NY $20,000
Groove With Me New York, NY $15,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Brooklyn, NY $40,000 over 2 years
Hive Digital Media Learning Fund New York, NY $25,000
Laundromat Project New York, NY $15,000
Metropolis Ensemble Brooklyn, NY $20,000 over 2 years
New York City Housing Authority Youth Chorus New York, NY $20,000
Queens Museum of Art Queens, NY $30,000

2011 Grantees

Apple Arts New York NY  $15,000
Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP) New York, NY $15,000
Bronx Museum of the Arts Bronx, NY $25,000
Brooklyn Academy of Music Brooklyn, NY $25,000
Fund for Public Schools 
Summer Arts Institute
New York, NY $20,000
Groove With Me New York,  NY $20,000
Groundswell   Brooklyn, NY $40,000
Laundromat Project New York, NY $10,000
New York University Tisch School of the Arts Talent Identification Program New York NY  $15,000
Queens Museum of Art Queens, NY $40,000
Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City 
Spaceworks
New York, NY $80,000 over 2 years
Studio Museum in Harlem Bronx, NY $25,000

2010 Grantees

Apple Arts NYC New York, NY $10,000
El Barrio's Artspace (PS109) New York, NY $25,000
Casita Maria Bronx, NY $15,000
Fund for Public Schools 
Summer Arts Institute
New York, NY $20,000
Groove With Me East Harlem, NY $15,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project New York, NY $20,000
Hip Hop Theater Festival New York, NY $15,000
Joyce Theater New York, NY $15,000
Queens Museum of Art Queens, NY $40,000
Studio Museum in Harlem New York, NY $20,000
Tisch School of the Arts 
Talent Identification Program
New York, NY $15,000