"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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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 …

Foundations Unite to Support NYC Arts and Social Service Organizations: NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund

The New $75 Million Fund will Provide Grants and Loans to New York City-Based Social Services and Cultural Organizations to …

Hunter Announces Winners of 9th Annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize

Jennifer J. Raab, Hunter College President, and Laurie M. Tisch, Founder and President of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, have announced …



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

2020 grants support new programs that increase access to the arts to address mental health stigma, trauma, and aging-related diseases …

Galerie Magazine: How Laurie Tisch is Encouraging Wellness through Access to Art

On a brilliant autumn day, an animated group gathered in the garden at McKinney Hospital in Brooklyn for a painting …

NYC Health + Hospitals’ Arts in Medicine Program Selects Artists to Lead Hospital-Based Community Murals

ARTS IN MEDICINE PROGRAM SELECTS NINE ARTISTS TO LEAD HOSPITAL-BASED COMMUNITY MURALS PROJECT  Project uses a collaborative mural making process …

Illumination Fund Launches New $10 Million Arts In Health Initiative

ILLUMINATION FUND LAUNCHES NEW $10 MILLION ARTS IN HEALTH INITIATIVE Building on its 10 years of supporting organizations that help …



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