Philadelphia, PA—The Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation announced today that it will distribute $125,000 in grants to 22 Philadelphia arts and cultural organizations. The Foundation supports organizations in a range of artistic disciplines with an emphasis on arts education and community-based arts programs. A complete list with information on each grantee is available here.
In addition, the Foundation approved $2,500 in its first of two rounds of micro-grants. Grants of $500 each were awarded to five individual teaching artists through a new partnership with Small But Mighty Arts (SBMA.) SBMA supports members of the creative community by connecting artists directly with resources and networks. Information on these grantees is available here.
The 2018 roster of grantees reflects the Bartol Foundation’s commitment to supporting cultural organizations that provide exceptional, sustained arts experiences to children, teens and adults throughout Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. The Bartol Foundation supports diverse organizations from large to small, established and emerging. The Foundation made 18 grants of $5,000 each. Four grants of $7,500 each were made to:
- Sister Cities Girlchoir for their Saturday Girlchoir Academy that builds singers and leaders;
- PhillyCAM for their development of “people-powered media”;
- The Tibetan Association of Greater Philadelphia for programs which preserve traditional Tibetan dance, music and song; and,
- Warrior Writers to bring together veterans and members of the Iraqi community to collaborate.