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Past Grantees

All-Star Orchestra

The All-Star Orchestra is an ensemble comprised of top players from major orchestras across the United States, including the orchestras of Boston, Chicago, New York (Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera), Philadelphia, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, New Jersey, Houston, Minnesota, Detroit, Seattle, Nashville, Oregon, Dallas, Florida, Utah, Cincinnati, the National Symphony, and more. These extraordinary musicians not only share world-class talent, but also care deeply about the living tradition of symphonic music and are excited to share it with audiences all over the world.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

The Foundation contributed to the Harlem DNA Lab, a state-of-the-art education facility that provides students and teachers throughout the five boroughs with a program of laboratory-based study designed to bring the curriculum fully into “the genome age.” Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology.

Education Through Music, Inc.

Education Through Music provides music education to schools that do not have the resources to teach their students the arts. ETM reaches thousands of children, giving them the high-quality music education they deserve. What started in one school is now in 65 schools, serving nearly 34,000 students.

Free Speech for People

Free Speech For People was founded on the day of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling. Its mission is to work towards a democratic process in which all people have an equal voice and an equal vote. They engage in legal advocacy in the courts, fighting for free and fair elections, for reliable and secure voting systems, and for the bedrock principle that, in a democracy, all voters must have their votes properly counted.

Harmony Program

The Harmony Program changes lives every day through music. Children from under-served communities explore new avenues and realize their full potential through collective music making. Their specially-trained teachers guide students from beginner group instruction to orchestral performance, building life skills and community from a shared love of music.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is part of the Smithsonian Institution, and was initially conceived as the United States’ museum of contemporary and modern art. It resides on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The museum was initially endowed during the 1960s with the permanent art collection of Joseph H. Hirshhorn. Jerome L. Greene served on the Board of Trustees.

Namaste Foundation

The Namaste Foundation is designed to provide financial grants and other assistance to high-impact entrepreneurs and their nonprofit organizations.   NF is organized in partnership with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, a comprehensive center of philanthropy that helps donors strengthen the common good locally and throughout the world. 

New 42nd Street

The New 42nd Street reinvented life for the seven wonderful theaters under its jurisdiction by recreating them as places of popular art and entertainment for the 21st century. The Victory, Times Square, Selwyn, Lyric, Liberty, Empire and Apollo theaters are each a magnet, providing affordable entertainment for New York City residents and visitors of all ages, races and classes.

New York Academy of Medicine

Established in 1847, The New York Academy of Medicine is dedicated to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to live a healthy life. Through original research and policy and program initiatives they examine the structural and cultural barriers to good health and in so doing drive progress toward health equity. Their work includes one-of-a-kind public programming, supported by a world class historical medical library and a Fellows program, and their unique network of more than 2,000 experts elected by their peers from across the professions affecting health.

PEN American Center

PEN America protects free expression in the United States and worldwide, working to ensure that people everywhere have the freedom to create literature, to convey information and ideas, to express their views, and to access to the views, ideas, and literature of others. They champion the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world. They unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible.

WNET–New York Public Media

WNET is America’s flagship PBS station. It is the parent company of New York’s THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, the statewide public media network in New Jersey. Through its new ALL ARTS multi-platform initiative, its broadcast channels, three cable services (THIRTEEN PBSKids, Create and World) and online streaming sites, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to more than five million viewers each week.

Young Concert Artists

Young Concert Artists is a non-profit organization founded in 1961, dedicated to discovering and launching the careers of exceptional, but unknown, young musicians from all over the world. Upon winning a YCA audition, artists are awarded a minimum three-year comprehensive management contract. During this time, Young Concert Artists launches their careers by booking recital and concerto engagements throughout the US and abroad, and providing full management services, professional press and publicity materials, and ongoing career guidance and development. Emerging artists benefit from YCA’s connections with the industry’s managers, concert presenters, conductors of major orchestras, and financial supporters, as well as its long-standing reputation for discovering and furthering the careers of extraordinary young artists.

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