The Mosaic Network & Fund Commits $4.5 Million to Fund ALAANA Nonprofits
The Mosaic Network and Fund in The New York Community Trust, a collaboration between 19 foundations, recently committed $4.5 million to fund 27 arts groups that are led by, created for, and accountable to African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA) people.
According to the press release, "three-year grants ranging from $21,000 to $300,000 will help arts groups commission and develop artists of color, build archives to preserve significant cultural assets, expand training and education programs for young people, and strengthen their operations."
Maurine Knighton, program director for the arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, said the Mosaic Network & Fund "sought to forge connections where none exist, strengthen them where they do, and build meaningful relationships that could lead to more resources for the work of cultural organizations of color."
Kerry McCarthy, vice president of philanthropic initiatives and co-chair of the Mosaic Network and Fund, said:
Mosaic has brought together donors to make decisions in partnership with the very community we seek to serve. Its promising philanthropic practice fosters a spirit of collegiality through its public programs and the inclusion of community representation in the grant program’s design and selection processes. Mosaic doesn’t just talk about equity in the arts, it concretely advances equity in the arts.
Image: Hulki Okan Tabak / Unsplash