Major Supporters

Sustaining Groundswell's ability to use art as a tool for social change.
Our 2023 Voices Her'd Mural with a young woman astronaut

Groundswell receives support from a wide range of individual donors, private foundations, and  corporations. Their generosity, together with contributions from our community partners,  sustains our annual initiatives.

Our programs are also supported by public funds administered by the National Endowment for  the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York State Division of Criminal Justice  Services, New York State Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Department of Youth  and Community Development, and STARS Citywide Girls Initiative of the New York City Council.

We are grateful to the Office of the Mayor of New York City; the Office of the Brooklyn Borough  President; the New York City Council; and New York City Council Members Shahana Hanif,  Oswald Feliz, Alexa Avilés, Lynn Schulman, Crystal Hudson, Rita Joseph, and Inna Vernikov.


Major Foundation, Individual, and Corporate Supporters

  • AEG Community Foundation 
  • Altman Foundation 
  • Berger Family Foundation 
  • Brooklyn Community Foundation (Invest in Youth & Spark Prize) 
  • Charles Lawrence Keith & Clara Miller Foundation 
  • Common Sense Fund 
  • Fay Slover Foundation 
  • Ford Foundation (Good Neighbor Committee) 
  • Hyde & Watson Foundation 
  • Milton & Sally Avery Foundation 
  • Pels Fund 
  • Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation 
  • Pinkerton Foundation 
  • Sagalyn Family Fund 
  • Sills Family Foundation 
  • The New York Community Trust / Mosaic Fund 
  • Tides Foundation / Vans Checkerboard Fund 
  • New York Foundation (Youth Organizing and Culture Change Fund) 
  • Paramount 
  • The M&T Charitable Foundation 
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell 
  • Stephanie Holmes 
  • Brisson Family Fund 
  • Elizabeth Sackler 
  • Jordan & Jean Nerenberg Family Fund 
  • Amalgamated Charitable Foundation - Play It Forward Fund 
  • R.W. Houghton & C Bolster 
  • Litwin Foundation 
  • Fine Fam Charitable Foundation 
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies  



Each year, Groundswell curates unique programs for our key stakeholders to further develop their talents, embrace their creative expression and empower their respective voices.