The Illumination Fund considers media and communications as an important way to amplify the work of its grantees and to share program models. Some recent press coverage and program news can be found below.
Dec, 20, 2022: Terra Firma launches RSVP, an arts engagement program for unaccompanied immigrant youth to facilitate acculturation in New York City
Oct 25, 2022 – Hospital mural highlighted in Illumination Fund’s new book commemorating NYC Health + Hospitals Community Mural Project from 2019 through 2021
August, 16, 2022 – Benefits of Dance/Movement Programs on Mental Health and Well-Being in Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence. First Randomized, Controlled Trial on the Impact of Movement for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence
Grants targeted to use the arts as a vehicle to address mental health challenges and to fight stigma that is a barrier to seeking help.
CSQ Magazine invited Laurie Tisch to reflect on philanthropy programs for frontline hospital workers, particularly to address mental health challenges that emerged during the pandemic.
The Community Murals project is designed to encourage creativity, lower stress, build trust and increase engagement between hospitals and members of their surrounding communities.
New program will support organizations that use the arts to address mental health challenges in communities disproportionately affected by the COVID 19 pandemic in New York City
Harlem World, March 23, 2021: New York City NYC Health + Hospitals’ Arts in Medicine program today announced the third group of artists that will lead community-based mural projects at nine facilities. The artists, chosen from 131 applications, will engage patients, staff, and local community…
Jan 7, 2021: New York Community Trust releases “Resilience & Resolve,” a report detailing the scope and impact of the NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund, a historic collaboration that distributed more than $110 million in grants and loans to nearly 800 nonprofits. The Illumination Fund was one of the founding donors, which included Bloomberg Philanthropies, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Ford Foundation, the Trust and more.
COVID-19 Health Care Heroes features compelling stories, photos, and videos from employees throughout the system, and key statistics highlighting what makes NYC Health + Hospitals a national leader in the pandemic response.
New report by the Center for an Urban Future, supported by the Illumination Fund along with the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and New York Community Trust, provides a new level of detail on the landscape of immigrant arts in New York City— and what’s needed to sustain immigrant arts communities across the five boroughs.
The Community Murals Project is a flagship of the public hospital system’s Arts in Medicine program, which seeks to foster the emotional well-being, promote healing, wellness, and engagement of patients, families, employees, and the greater health system’s community by integrating all disciplines of the arts such as literary, visual and performing arts throughout the public hospital system.