Major Supporters

Sustaining Groundswell's ability to use art as a tool for social change.
This mural detail features a young man opening up his heart to the world in a beautiful, surrealist sequence.

Groundswell receives support from a wide range of individual donors and private foundations. 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, Office of the Mayor of New York City, New York State Council on the Arts, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, New York State Office of Public Safety, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Department of Education, New York City Department of Transportation, New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, New York City Housing Authority, STARS Citywide Girls Initiative of the New York City Council, and Brooklyn Delegation 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; Current and Former New York State Assembly Members Michael DenDekker, Richard Gottfried, Joseph Lentol, Daniel O’Donnell, Félix Ortiz, Robert Rodriguez, Nily Rozic, Luis Sepúlveda, and Jo Anne Simonz; the New York City Council; and New York City Council Members Alicka Ampry-Samuel, Justin Brannan, Robert Cornegy, Laurie A. Cumbo, Mathieu Eugene, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Karen Koslowitz, Brad Lander, Stephen Levin, Carlos Menchaca, Keith Powers, Antonio Reynoso, Ydanis Rodriquez, Debi Rose, Helen Rosenthal, Ritchie Torres, Jumaane Williams, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.



Major Foundation and Corporate Supporters, Fiscal Year 2019 

  • AEG Community Foundation
  • Altman Foundation
  • AmazonSmile Foundation
  • Anonymous
  • Blick Art Materials, LLC
  • Bogopa
  • Brooklyn Community Foundation
  • Charles Lawrence Keith & Clara Miller Foundation
  • Common Sense Fund
  • ConEdison
  • Fifth Generation Inc.
  • Frank & Ruth E. Caruso Foundation
  • Jewish Communal Fund
  • Lily Auchincloss Foundation
  • Matisse Foundation
  • Ovation
  • Sagalyn Family Foundation
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Sills Family Foundation
  • Slomo & Cindy Silvian Foundation
  • Spectrum
  • Surdna Foundation
  • The M&T Charitable Foundation
  • Tikkun Olam Foundation





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