"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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Latest Updates

Seventh Annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize Winners

On October 12, a ceremony and reception was held in honor of this year’s recipients of the seventh annual Joan …

In Search of Israeli Cuisine Opening Weekend

The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund is excited to announce the New York theatrical opening of In Search of Israeli Cuisine on …

Grantees NEBHDCo and Green City Force Featured on an Episode of NBC’s Give

Did you ever think you’d see a TV reality show about philanthropy and nonprofits? Well, now there is one!  It’s …

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Receives Preston Robert Tisch 2016 Award in Civic Leadership

On December 8th, Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, received the Preston Robert Tisch Award in Civic Leadership for her …



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Spotlight

Healthy Food & Community Change Status Report

When we launched the Healthy Food & Community Change initiative in 2013, we committed to sharing what we and our grantees learn. We are pleased to share highlights of the great work done by our grantees and learnings from our progress to date. Explore the full report linked below.



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In The News

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 …

Laurie Tisch Listed in Crain’s 50 Most Powerful Women in New York

Most Powerful Women 2017 Laurie Tisch makes her debut appearance on Crain’s 50 Most Powerful Women in New York list in the …

The New York Times Profiles Laurie Tisch

Via The New York Times  Laurie Tisch, Collecting the Giants, of New York and Modern Art The New York Times showcased …

Laurie Tisch Launches Children’s Book Drive

On November 30th, Laurie M. Tisch, honorary chair of the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) read to 30-40 children, ages …



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