The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund aspires to have a positive, lasting impact on well-being and community life. The foundation’s interest areas are multifaceted, and many programs cross over traditional categories. For example, the Fund’s food initiatives advance health, economic development, educational and cultural goals. Good neighbor grants support a wide spectrum of local organizations serving all New Yorkers, and grants support an innovative idea brought to life in partnership with the Illumination Fund. Sustaining and Legacy commitments are with institutions that are long-term partners with the foundation. Rather than limit grantmaking to specific issues or organizations, the Illumination Fund supports programs that increase access and opportunity across a wide spectrum of fields, and its program areas are means to achieve impact rather than isolated categories.
Giving is focused primarily in New York City. The Fund makes grants for special initiatives – often with public policy impact – as well as for core programs and institutional growth. Read more about the Illumination Fund’s mission here.
The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund explores funding ideas and generates initiatives through research, long-term partnerships, and networking with thought leaders. The foundation accepts proposals by invitation only and does not accept unsolicited requests for funding.