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Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation Awards $140,000 in Grants to 25 Philadelphia Cultural Organizations

The Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation announced today that it will distribute $140,000 in grants to 25 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.

The 2012 roster of grantees reflects the Bartol Foundation’s commitment to supporting cultural organizations that provide exceptional, sustained arts experiences to children and that bring the arts to Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. Grants distributed this year include funds received from the Waterman Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation, enabling the Bartol Foundation to better reach, support and encourage community arts and cultural programs.

 

The Bartol Foundation supports both emerging as well as established organizations.  Grant recipients include such Philadelphia institutions as Philadanco and the Community Education Center, as well as recently established organizations like the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, both of which are first-time grantees of the Foundation.

 

“We continue to be impressed by the vibrant range of arts and cultural organizations that educate and inspire people throughout Philadelphia’s neighborhoods,” said Leigh Jackson, Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. “These organizations may be modest in size but the impact of their work is far-reaching and profound for our communities.”

 

“The Bartol Foundation’s roster of grantees represents only a fraction of the many artists and organizations that present, educate and perform across the City each day,” said Beth Feldman Brandt, Executive Director of the Foundation. “From young children finding their voices with Commonwealth Youthchoirs to increased access to the arts for people with disabilities through Art-Reach to teens picturing their neighborhood at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, there is a wealth of opportunities to engage with the arts.  We are proud to support this work.”