Our Programs

The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund aspires to have a positive, lasting impact on well-being and community life

The Illumination Fund’s interest areas are multifaceted, and many programs cross over traditional categories, including arts, health, and civic engagement. All of the Illumination Fund’s grants are united under the foundation’s mission: to increase access and opportunity and to build healthier communities

Current Programs

The Illumination Fund focuses on programs and organizations in New York City. The City has a wealth of resources that make it a dynamic place, yet there are profound disparities across neighborhoods, races, ethnicities and income levels. The Illumination Fund strives to build opportunities for all New Yorkers to have healthy, fulfilling lives and for communities to have access to the City’s resources.

Legacy Programs

Since its founding in 2007, the Illumination Fund has undertaken time-limited initiatives with enduring impact. These initiatives have benefited hundreds of thousands of people and in many cases were catalytic. Although the Illumination Fund is not making new grants in these areas, programs that were developed or expanded with the Illumination Fund’s support have continued to evolve and grow. 

Grantees and Partners

Since its founding in 2007, the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund and an affiliated donor-advised fund have made more than $110 million in grants. The list of grantees and partners below is a sampling of recent and past grants.

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