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NYC & Company Foundation

Photo: Julienne Schaer

The NYC & Company Foundation provides vital support to the arts and cultural organizations that contribute to the diversity and dynamism of New York City. Since 1999, the Foundation has provided over $4 million in grants across the five boroughs.

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning. Courtesy, Queensboro Dance Festival.
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning. Courtesy, Queensboro Dance Festival.

Grant recipients do everything from supporting music- and art-making workshops uptown at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling to helping our visitors learn about Historic Richmond Town by promoting the work of the Staten Island Historical Society.

Historic Richmond Town. Photo: David La Spina
Historic Richmond Town. Photo: David La Spina

2020–22 Update

Even as Covid-19 upended our world last year, Foundation work continued in earnest utilizing existing funds. In 2020, we were able to fully fund the Borough Cultural Tourism Development Grant Program as planned, supporting more than 60 organizations representing diverse aspects of the City’s cultural fabric during an unprecedented time of need.

Flushing Town Hall.
Flushing Town Hall. Photo: Julienne Schaer

Until now, the sole source of funding for the Foundation has been our annual NYC & Company Foundation Gala. Because we have been unable to gather for our annual gala since 2019, we did not have the funds to continue the grant program in 2021. We are working to bring it back at half capacity for 2022, with plans to fully resume in 2023. To this end, we welcome donations to help us restore the Foundation’s work in full.

 

 

 

About NYC & Company Foundation

The NYC & Company Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that helps sustain New York City’s extraordinary nonprofit arts community through cultural tourism development, audience education and outreach projects. Since its inception in 1999, the Foundation has focused on educating domestic and international audiences about the vibrant and diverse cultural community throughout all five boroughs of New York City.

For donations in excess of $10,000, please contact us: FoundationGrants@NYCgo.com

ITFC Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
Courtesy, Lehman Center for the Performing Arts.

Programs

To promote its mission, the Foundation has created a range of programs that educate domestic and international audiences about the vibrant and diverse cultural community throughout New York City. Programs have included NYC Arts on Tour, the Culture Spot monthly campaign and the This is Culture Arts Locator map. The Foundation has also funded programs such as the Borough Cultural Tourism Development Grant Program, which supports audience development for cultural organizations in all five boroughs, as well as scholarships to support the education and development of the next generation of nonprofit cultural professionals.