"The Illumination Fund reflects my strong belief in the importance of expanding access and opportunity for all New Yorkers by supporting cross-cutting initiatives in areas from education and the arts, to healthy food and economic development, and beyond."

Laurie M. Tisch

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Public Health System’s Arts in Medicine Program Selects 10 Artists to Lead Next Installment of Community Mural Projects Throughout the City

Artists will engage patients/residents, staff, and local community residents to create an integrated mural at NYC Health + Hospitals facilities …

Theater of War Frontline NYC to premiere online July 30th: Innovative program employs ancient Greek Tragedy to help medical workers deal with the personal and professional struggles of COVID

Frontline medical workers continue to confront unprecedented professional and personal challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. From their own inadequate access …

COVID-19: Our commitment

“This is a time of unprecedented need. Our most vulnerable populations are impacted by the pandemic more severely than others. …

Illumination Fund Earmarks New Donation to Help Hospital Staff Through the NYC Health + Hospitals COVID-19 Relief Fund

Donation builds on the Illumination Fund’s continuous support for healthcare workers at NYC Health + Hospitals NYC Health + Hospitals …



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NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund Issued Over $110 Million in Emergency Funds to 768 New York City-Based Nonprofits

768 Critical Arts and Social Service Nonprofits Across the 5 Boroughs Received Support to Weather Onset of Pandemic NEW YORK, …

NY1: Acts of Kindness: Man Who Lost Both Parents Within Weeks of Each Other Finds Way to Give Back

Illumination Fund supports partners in emergency food project in Washington Heights by Kristin Shaughnessy A man whose family was devastated …

Inside Philanthropy: A Necessity, Not a Luxury: A Funder Looks to Activate Art’s Power to Heal

by Mike Scutari   In my recent conversations with arts professionals looking at how philanthropy can build a more resilient post-coronavirus …

Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund Expands its Arts in Health Initiative

Press Release   2020 grants support new programs that increase access to the arts to address mental health stigma, trauma, and …



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