Thanks to all who submitted LOIs for our Fall 2020 Cycle. Decisions have been sent to applicants and the LOI process is now closed. For those who have been invited to complete full applications or who are renewal applicants, applications are due August 10th.
The foundation’s Fall 2020 grant cycle is now open. The deadline for receipt of LOIs is Monday, June 15th at 11:59 p.m. CDT.
First time applicants should examine our online guidance within the FOR APPLICANTS tab, above, particularly the page, HOW TO APPLY.
Click here to access the complete 2020 Grant Cycle Calendar.
** Please note, for the Fall 2020 cycle only, the Social Causes focus area will not be accepting new applicants. Given the COVID-19 crisis, the foundation will continue to support current grantee partners as well as contribute to collaborative emergency funds. We anticipate opening the opportunity for new applicants for our Spring 2021 cycle and beyond. Returning grantees are encouraged to apply as usual.
Since 2015, the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation (PMAFF) has been a proud supporter of the Broadway School of Music & the Arts (BSMA). PMAFF funding has enabled BSMA to increase onsite student private lesson enrollment, create new participatory music education opportunities, and engage over 150 low income and homeless citizens through its Musical Meals program.
The Broadway School of Music & the Arts has its roots in Broadway-Slavic Village, a diverse Cleveland neighborhood edging the industrial valley just southeast of downtown, where close to 80% of school-age children attend Cleveland public schools, 30% of residents lack a high school degree, and 28% are unemployed. Housed in a historic former music conservatory, for 38 years BSMA has remained committed to enriching lives by providing access to high quality, diverse arts and music instruction and programming. BSMA provides these services to all individuals regardless of age, race, religion, level of ability, or financial means.
Last year, 2,075 individuals directly benefited from BSMA’s programs, including 1,095 youth. To keep its onsite private lessons affordable BSMA has provided over $111,000 in tuition assistance over the past 20 years. Close to half of students receive such assistance covering up to 95% of their tuition, and sometimes a loaned instrument as well. BSMA has also reduced financial barriers to participation in it onsite youth drum corps, which costs just $10 per year.
Over the past decade, in response to dramatic changes in the demographics of the Broadway-Slavic Village neighborhood and the needs of its residents, BSMA has transformed its focus to engaging underserved urban residents in high quality arts and music education programs through partnerships with 22 community-serving organizations across Cleveland. By taking more of its programming into the community, it has increased access to arts participation, particularly to underserved children, its primary audience.
All of BSMA’s offsite programs are free to participants, and include after-school and summer visual art, dance and music classes, and older adult storytelling and watercolor classes. Its pre-K Eurhythmics and visual art program helps young children develop not only musically and artistically, but also build literacy, math and social skills, imagination and physical dexterity. The Musical Meals program provides music by top-notch Cleveland musicians once a month at a free community dinner at a nearby hunger center.
For more information on the Broadway School of Music & the Arts, visit www.broadwayschool.org
Since 2014, the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation (PMAFF) has been a proud supporter of the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC). PMAFF funding has enabled ELPC to expand their staff to add talented public interest environmental attorneys and other advocates who work tirelessly to promote ELPC’s environmental program.
Since 1920, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has worked tirelessly to champion populations who have traditionally been denied their rights. Today, with more than 1.5 million members, nearly 300 staff attorneys, thousands of volunteer attorneys, and offices throughout the nation, the ACLU continues to vigorously defend individual freedoms.
Chicago has of the most dynamic theater scenes in the world. It is home to over two hundred theater companies, yet only a few identify as Latino, even though it is the second largest demographic in the city.
The Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA) was founded in 2016 by Executive Director, Myrna Salazar [Read more…]
Coming up next in the Grantee Spotlight, the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance. Check back soon!
At Girls in the Game, every girl finds her voice, discovers her strength, and leads with confidence through fun and active sports, health, and leadership programs. [Read more…]
Established in 1999, Coastal Concerts is committed to making classical music accessible to residents of the central Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia) Peninsula through live performances, educational programs, and community outreach activities. [Read more…]
Founded in 2000, Ecology Project International (EPI) involves young people from the U.S. and Latin America in hands-on science and conservation projects that protect species and habitat in five countries, bridging the gap between cultures and empowering the next generation of conservation leaders.
Over 23,000 students have participated in EPI’s field programs. Of those participants, over 70% are local youth living in communities adjacent to the project site. Our impact is profound on both local and visiting students, establishing a lifelong commitment to conservation.
The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation has provided support for EPI programs in Belize and Costa Rica.
In partnership with the Oceanic Society, University of Belize, Belize Audubon Society, and Wildlife Conservation Society, EPI students engage in bottlenose dolphin, lionfish, conch, lobster, sea urchin, and coral research on the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere. They also participate in bird and terrestrial mammal research at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary.
On the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, the world’s fourth most important nesting habitat for critically endangered leatherback sea turtles, students monitor nesting females. Youth patrol the beach to restore habitat, gather vital data, and protect nests against human and environmental threats.
The Foundation is proud to support these programs, which raise awareness of Central American ecological treasures while engaging youth to become the next generation’s conservation guardians.