At the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) our goals are to sustain and promote the cultural life of the City of New York, and to articulate the contribution made by the cultural community to the City's economic vitality. The Department of Cultural Affairs represents and serves: Nonprofit cultural organizations involved in the visual, literary and performing arts; Public-oriented science and humanities institutions including zoos, botanical gardens and historical and preservation societies; Creative artists at all levels, student to master, who live and work in the City's five boroughs.

The Greenwall Foundation is an independent foundation created in 1949 by Frank and Anna Greenwall. Its grantmaking is restricted to two program areas: Bioethics and Arts & Humanities. In its Arts and Humanities program, the Foundation is particularly interested in emerging artists and the development of new artistic work.

The Independence Community Foundation is committed to the renewal and revitalization of low-income and moderate-income neighborhoods of New York City, Nassau County and Northern New Jersey. Created by Independence Community Bank in 1998, the Foundation advances a program of sustainable community development while continuing the Bank's tradition of local charitable giving.

The National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal Agency, enriches our Nation and its diverse cultural heritage by supporting works of artistic excellence, advancing learning in the arts, and strengthening the arts in communities throughout the country.

The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) is a state funding agency that provides support for activities of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in New York State and helps to bring artistic programs of high quality to the citizens of the state. The New York State Council on the Arts is dedicated to preserving and expanding the rich and diverse cultural resources that are and will become the heritage of New York's citizens.

The Open Society Institute (OSI) is a private operating and grantmaking foundation that develops and implements a range of programs in civil society, education, media, public health, and human and women's rights, as well as social, legal, and economic reform. Established in 1993 by investor and philanthropist George Soros and based in New York City, OSI is at the center of an informal network of foundations and organizations active in more than 50 countries worldwide.

The Jerome Foundation, created by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill (1905-1972), makes grants to support the creation and production of new artistic works by emerging artists, and contributes to the professional advancement of those artists. Grantmaking decisions reflect the Foundation's belief in the vigorous and distinctive voices of artists whose works challenge our thinking and add meaning to our lives.

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