Resources and Downloadables

Many of the Illumination Fund’s grantees have created resources to share with other organizations, policymakers and other interested individuals. Resources have included special reports and toolkits, In addition, the Fund has commissioned reports on specific programs and initiatives.

New York City is often referred to as a city of neighborhoods. Vibrant and diverse, New York City is home to 800 languages and made up of communities from all around the world. And yet it is seen as a tale of two cities: one…

Report by Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center, Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy and The CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute (2020)

Three of New York’s leading food policy research centers have collaborated to monitor and assess New York City’s food system response to COVID-19 over the next 18 months, the first independent assessment of the effects of COVID-19 on our food system.

A landmark report published by the World Health Organization synthesizes the global evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being, with a specific focus on the WHO European Region. Results from over 3000 studies identified a major role for the arts in the prevention of ill health, promotion of health, and management and treatment of illness across the lifespan. Although the policy recommendations focus on Europe, the report draws from programs and research throughout the world.

A Practical Guide for Integrating Healthy Food Access and Social Justice into Community Development (2018)

LISC NYC developed a toolkit based on its healthy food initiatives supported by the Illumination Fund. The Toolkit is intended to help other community organizations understand the issues and challenges surrounding food access in their communities, create and implement plans to address needs and gaps, engage residents in solutions, find and work effectively with partners, and measure their progress.