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Other Grants | December 2013

The full list of grants approved at the October board meeting can be found here>>


The nation’s first public library in a fine arts museum is scheduled to open in the Queens Museum of Art in 2015. A $100,000 Trust grant helps develop educational programs that bring together the museum and library collections.                



Roulette Intermedium, a Brooklyn group showcasing experimental contemporary music, creates programs for online broadcast with a $60,000 grant, photo by Boran Sadja.  




Edward and Sally Van Lier set up a fund to help gifted young artists with limited incomes. Since 1991, The Trust’s Van Lier Fellowship Program has helped 1,638 artists, several of whom have gone on to become MacArthur “Genius Grant” winners, perform and direct on Broadway, and show in museums. This year, 12 grants totaling $851,000 are helping 85 recent college graduates launch careers in the arts. Fellow Janelle Iglesias creates kinetic sculpture at Smack Mellon in Dumbo, Brooklyn, photo by Etienne Frossard.  

The Lower Eastside Girls Club opened a clubhouse with a planetarium, art studios, computer center, radio station, gym, and instructional kitchen. A $30,000 Trust grant funds a new website and technical support for the staff.



Many elderly New Yorkers can’t afford food and can’t get to pantries. The Trust helped start Citymeals-on-Wheels’ mobile food pantry, which delivered free weekly groceries to 850 elders last year. This year, a $100,000 grant keeps the project trucking along.



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