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The Eisner Foundation Grants $850,000 to Intergenerational Efforts

The Eisner Foundation Grants $850,000 to Intergenerational Efforts

March 15, 2018

The Eisner Foundation announced today that it would award $850,000 through three grants.

Turnaround Arts: California was awarded $150,000 over two years in general operating support to bring high-quality arts education resources to LA County’s lowest-performing elementary and middle schools. Founded in 2014 by renowned architect Frank Gehry and arts education advocate Malissa Shriver, Turnaround Arts: California serves 12,000 students in 17 high-need schools statewide with curriculum support and high-profile artists adopting schools.

“Turnaround Arts: California is making sure arts education remains a vibrant part of of these students’ lives,” said Trent Stamp, CEO of The Eisner Foundation. “The mentorship and support they bring to some of California’s most disadvantaged schools is vital to the success of the next generation.”

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor was awarded $200,000 over two years in program support to strengthen their intergenerational volunteer program serving the at-risk youth population in San Pedro and Wilmington. This concerted effort at engaging older volunteers began two years ago with the support of The Eisner Foundation, and has already seen significant growth in senior participation in a variety of programs.

In addition to program support, The Eisner Foundation also awarded the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor $500,000 over two years in capital support toward comprehensive facility improvements and a strategic sustainability campaign.

“We’ve been thrilled to watch this organization grow and thrive in the LA Harbor area for the past several years, particularly as they’ve developed a robust intergenerational volunteer program,” said Stamp. “We’re excited to see where these two grants take them.”

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