Giving Compass’ Take:
• Charity Navigator highlights 10 charities supporting the performing arts, from a cultural arts center that promotes literacy to a New Orleans institution and beyond.
• What organizations are supporting the arts in your community? What ways can funders partner with organizations to boost their impact?
Each week, Charity Navigator shares a new Top 10 list to inspire your philanthropy and introduce you to exceptional organizations you might not know.
This week, we’re featuring the ten most highly-rated performing arts charities. These organizations cover a broad range of disciplines, but all are working to make the arts more open and accessible to all.
Jacob Burns Film Center
Nonprofit. Film. Education. Community.
Founded in 1998, The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) is a cultural arts center dedicated to presenting the best of independent, documentary, and world cinema; promoting 21st century literacy; and making film a vibrant part of the community. Since the JBFC opened its doors to the public in June 2001, more than a million people have seen over 3,000 films from every corner of the globe. Nearly 60,000 students in grades 3-12 and in college have participated in their education programs, more than 50% of them from underserved communities throughout the tri-state area. Their education programs are grounded in 21st century literacy skills, including critical viewing and production. These skills are essential for a generation growing up in a world in which media and technology is increasingly the way we participate in community, and engage in democracy and the global economy.
The NOCCA Institute
NOCCA’s nonprofit community support and advocacy partner
The NOCCA Institute champions the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. They build philanthropic, lasting partnerships. They invest in young artists, their mentors and the community through programs that encourage educational and cultural innovation.
Utah Symphony and Opera
Engaging, educating, and enriching lives
The mission of the Utah Symphony & Opera is to give great performances which engage, educate, and enrich lives.
Read the full article about charities for performing arts at Charity Navigator.
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