News

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.

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.

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.

“This is a time of unprecedented need. Our most vulnerable populations are impacted by the pandemic more severely than others. It is imperative that philanthropic organizations take immediate action to meet this challenge. From its inception, the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund has stepped up…