Full List of Second Round Grants

  • 10 Hairy Legs (Highland Park, Middlesex County County): $20,000 for general operating support of the dance company. Program: Arts
  • Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre (Fords, Middlesex County): $15,000 for general operating support of Spanish cultural arts programming. Program: Arts
  • Algonquin Arts (Manasquan, Monmouth County): $10,000 to support the overall operations of the organization, including the Broadway and Orchestra series, education/outreach activities and special events. Program: Arts
  • Aljira (Newark, Essex County): $60,000 for general operating support for exhibitions, educational services, and to build staff capacity. Program: Arts
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (New York, New York): $10,000 for support of the 2015 summer AileyCamp and AileyDance Kids residencies in Newark during the 2015-2016 academic year. Program: Education
  • American Theater Group Inc (Rahway, Union County): $12,500 for general operating support of American Theater Group, resident professional theater company at the New Hamilton Stage in Rahway. Program: Arts
  • Appel Farm Arts and Music Center (Elmer, Salem County): $80,000 for general operating support for Appel Farm's arts education programs and activities in area schools and communities. Program: Education
  • Arden Theatre Company (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania): $20,000 for support of Arden for All, a theatre access and literacy-based arts education program serving Camden students. Program: Education
  • Art Pride New Jersey Foundation (Burlington, Burlington County): $150,000 for implementation of ArtPride New Jersey's strategic plan that includes increased advocacy impact and improved organizational capacity. Program: Arts
  • Arts Council of Princeton (Princeton, Mercer County): $15,000 for general operating support for the gallery and related free programming. Program: Arts
  • Artworks (Trenton, Mercer County): $40,000 to provide general operating support of community-based visual arts programming in the greater Trenton region. Program: Arts
  • Atlantic City Ballet (Atlantic City, Atlantic County): $20,000 for general operating support and capacity building of the Atlantic City Ballet. Program: Arts
  • Barat Foundation (Newark, Essex County): $20,000 for general operating support of in-school arts education and community based, collaborative public art initiatives. Program: Education
  • Camden Repertory Theater (Camden, Camden County): $15,000 for project support of the Preparing Artists for College Entrance (PACE) theatre and music program serving Camden area students. Program: Education
  • Cape May Stage (Cape May, Cape May County): $25,000 for general operating support of Cape May Stage's mainstage season and educational programming. Program: Arts
  • Center for Contemporary Art (Bedminster, Somerset): $20,000 for general operating support of a regional art center with a studio art school, an extensive exhibition program, and community outreach programs. Program: Arts
  • Center for Investigative Reporting (Emeryville, California): $100,000 for a collaborative investigative reporting project that features innovative public engagement with the news through alternative storytelling practices, social media and community events. Program: Media
  • Children's Home Society of New Jersey (Trenton, Mercer County ): $35,000 to support the Trenton Education Dance Institute in Trenton schools, and for the SWAT and Celebration after-school student dance companies. Program: Education
  • Creative New Jersey (Morristown, Morris County): $100,000 for general operating support of statewide, cross-sector, multi-generational, socio-economically diverse community-building activities which champion creativity, innovation and sustainability as essential components for thriving communities. Program: Arts
  • Crossroads Theatre Company, Inc. (New Brunswick, Middlesex County): $40,000 for support of the Crossroads' staff growth, artistic vitality, support for artists, and continued institutional stability. Program: Arts
  • Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre (Summit, Union County): $20,000 for general operating support of Dreamcatcher's production season, and to expand their marketing and communications capacity. Program: Arts
  • Eagle Theatre, Inc. (Hammonton, Atlantic County): $15,000 for general operating support to continue to strengthen Southern New Jersey by educating, enlightening and exploring cultural awareness through professional live theatre. Program: Arts
  • Educational Arts Team (Jersey City, Hudson): $25,000 to support the Bringing Literature to Life project in Jersey City Public Schools that will improve teaching methods and increase student academic performance by infusing theatre and improvisational arts into the language arts curriculum. Program: Education
  • Educational Information and Resource Center (Mullica Hill, Gloucester County): $40,000 to support arts-integration components of the Earth Education Projects (Monarch Teacher Network, Voices from the Land, Stories from the Land) in New Jersey. Program: Education
  • Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC): $35,000 to support the planning, redesign, and implementation of SHAKESPERIENCE:NJ, a teacher training program serving five New Jersey classrooms. Program: Education
  • Freespace Dance (Upper Montclair, Essex County): $15,000 for general operating support. Program: Arts
  • Gallery Aferro (Newark, Essex County): $30,000 for general operating support of Gallery Aferro's arts and artist support programs, and arts partnerships in Newark. Program: Arts
  • GlassRoots, Inc. (Newark, Essex County): $45,000 for support of GlassRoots' work exploring and creating glass art with youth, in a safe environment with positive role models and skill building opportunities. Program: Education
  • Hunterdon County Art Museum (Clinton, Hunterdon County): $50,000 for general operating support of contemporary art, craft and design, and education and community outreach that fosters the highest standards of artistic excellence. Program: Arts
  • Institute of Music for Children (Elizabeth, Union County): $30,000 for general operating support for afterschool, summer, community arts education, and youth leadership programs for Elizabeth area students and their families. Program: Education
  • Lead New Jersey (Princeton, Mercer County): $50,000 for general operating support of Lead New Jersey which prepares and networks nonprofit, government, and business leaders to make New Jersey a better place to live. Program: Technical Assistance
  • Leadership Newark (Newark, Essex County): $20,000 for general operating support of a two-year public policy fellowship program for emerging Newark-based leaders. Program: Technical Assistance
  • Little Kids Rock (Verona, Essex County): $75,000 for support of Modern Band training for music teachers and their students in Elizabeth, Newark, Jersey City, and Paterson schools. Program: Education
  • Luna Stage (West Orange, Essex County): $55,000 for general operating support of 2015-2016 theatre season and educational programming. Program: Arts
  • Lydia Johnson Dance (South Orange, Essex County): $20,000 for general operating support of Lydia Johnson Dance including creating, rehearsing, performing and teaching modern dance. Program: Arts
  • Mayo Performing Arts Center (Morristown, Morris County): $40,000 to support the Mayo Performing Arts Center's presentations and education programs during the 2015-2016 season. Program: Arts
  • McCarter Theatre (Princeton, Mercer County): $75,000 for general operating support of McCarter's 2015-2016 theater season. Program: Arts
  • Metropolitan Opera Guild (New York, New York): $40,000 to provide year-long professional development and support for teacher-guided opera-based arts learning projects in ten under-served New Jersey public schools. Program: Education
  • Millville Development Corporation (Millville, Cumberland County): $40,000 to increase economic development activity in the arts district, create more public art, support new artistic projects. Program: Arts
  • Monmouth Museum (Lincroft, Monmouth County): $15,000 for general operating support of arts, cultural, and educational programming that engage the community through creativity and build life-long learning of art, history and science. Program: Arts
  • Montclair State University Center for Cooperative Media (Montclair, Essex County): $125,000 for support of the Center for Cooperative Media and its NJ News Commons initiative, which offers a range of training, services, events and collaborative projects that strengthen the New Jersey news ecosystem. Program: Media
  • Morris Arts (Morristown, Morris County): $75,000 for general operating support to engage and build community through the arts. Program: Arts
  • Morristown Neighborhood House (Morristown, Morris County): $75,000 for general operating support of high quality preschool, afterschool and other educational opportunities that foster learning and increased academic success for a multicultural community. Program: Morristown
  • Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company (Fort Lee, Bergen County): $50,000 for general operating support of the performances, and educational and community activities of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. Program: Arts
  • New City Kids (Jersey City, Hudson County): $25,000 for support of the Music School and Teen Life leadership program for Jersey City’s at-risk, low income children and teenagers. Program: Education
  • New Jersey Arts Education Partnership (Warren, Warren County): $150,000 for support of the work of the New Jersey Arts Education Partnership in advancing arts education throughout the garden state and for renewed Arts Education Census research. Program: Education
  • New Jersey Ballet Company (Livingston, Essex County): $50,000 for support of New Jersey Ballet's top quality professional ballet performance in venues across New Jersey. Program: Arts
  • New Jersey Consortium for Creative Placemaking (Union, Union County )$10,000  To help build connections, capacity and community for better creative placemaking, and bolster the Dodge Foundation's investment in the arts. Program: Arts
  • New Jersey Festival Orchestra (Westfield, Union County): $35,000 for general operating support of the New Jersey Festival Orchestra's productions, artistic partnerships and education work. Program: Arts
  • New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (Newark, Essex County): $100,000 to support the NJSO's 2015-16 Operations and education and community engagement programs. Program: Arts
  • New Jersey Tap Ensemble (Bloomfield, Essex County): $10,000 for general operating support of tap education programs that promote understanding and appreciation of the art form. Program: Education
  • New Jersey Theatre Alliance (West Orange, Essex County): $75,000 for general operating support of programs and services that strengthen theatres, artists, and the quality of life for New Jersey's residents. Program: Arts
  • New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Inc. (Flemington, Hunterdon County): $10,000 for support of free legal education programs and pro-bono representation for performing and visual-artists and non-profit arts organizations. Program: Technical Assistance
  • New Music USA (New York, New York): $50,000 to support the commission and live performance of music for New Jersey choreographers and dance companies. Program: Arts
  • Newark Arts Council (Newark, Essex County): $27,500 for general operating support of the Newark Arts Council. Program: Arts
  • Newark Arts Council (Newark, Essex County): $27,500 to sustain and build capacity for the Newark Arts Education Roundtable. Program: Education
  • Newark Museum (Newark, Essex County): $125,000 for general operating support of the Newark Museum's 2015-16 exhibitions and programming. Program: Arts
  • Newark School of the Arts (Newark, Essex County): $55,000 for general operating support of sequential instruction and arts opportunities in music, dance, drama and visual arts for Newark students. Program: Education
  • Newark Trust for Education (Newark, Essex County): $50,000 for general operating support of Newark Trust for Education's efforts to ensure that every student in Newark has access to a quality public school education. Program: Education
  • Newark Trust for Education (Newark, Essex County): $50,000 for participation in the Newark Public Schools Funders Collaborative which makes grants to incubate, support, and sustain high quality public school options for Newark children and their families. Program: Education
  • Noyes Museum of Art (Oceanville, Atlantic County): $55,000 for general operating support for arts programming in multiple locations throughout southern New Jersey. Program: Arts
  • Passage Theatre Company (Trenton, Mercer County): $75,000 for general operating support of mainstage productions, education programs, new play development and capacity building. Program: Arts
  • Paterson Education Fund (Paterson, Passaic County): $70,000 for general operating support of Paterson Education Fund's programming to improve community members' ability to advocate for sustained student success and the Paterson School District's capacity to deliver. Program: Education
  • Paul Robeson Galleries of Rutgers University-Newark Campus (Newark, Essex County): $10,000 for exhibitions and programs to provide community with access to the visual arts. Program: Arts
  • Premiere Stages (Union, Union County): $15,000 to support and encourage the creation and development of original plays through the Premiere Stages Play Festival, Premiere Stages' flagship artistic program. Program: Arts
  • Princeton Festival (Princeton, Mercer County): $10,000 To support the Festival's eleventh season, featuring new Production of Mozart's le Nozze di Figaro and works in eleven other genres. Program: Arts
  • Pro Bono Partnership (Parsippany, Morris County): $25,000 for support of free legal assistance for nonprofit organizations including those working in the environment, arts, education and media sectors. Program: Technical Assistance
  • ProPublica (New York, New York ): $100,000 for continued general support of ProPublica's investigative journalism in the public interest. Program: Media
  • Pushcart Players (Verona, Essex County): $35,000 for general operating support to bring musical theatre productions and experiential arts education programming to students in schools and theatres throughout New Jersey. Program: Arts
  • Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts (Millville, Cumberland County): $25,000 for general operating support to foster artistic awareness through cultural, educational and artistic enrichment in Millville, New Jersey. Program: Arts
  • Rutgers University Foundation (New Brunswick, Middlesex County): $30,000 for continued support of a community media and journalism program that trains undergraduates in listening and community engagement skills to create compelling, New Jersey-focused journalism. Program: Media
  • Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts (New Brunswick, Middlesex County): $40,000 for arts-in-education and community arts programs in Camden. Program: Education
  • School of the Garden State Ballet (Newark, Essex County ): $20,000 to support comprehensive, long-term ballet opportunities for Newark students at the dance school. Program: Education
  • Settlement Music School of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania): $15,000 to provide project support for financial aid and programming with Camden's Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy. Program: Education
  • Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (Florham Park, Morris): $125,000 to support the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 2015-16 season of artistic and education programs. Program: Arts
  • Sharron Miller's Academy for the Performing Arts (Montclair, Essex County): $35,000 for an extensive dance residency serving 2,100 underserved 1st through 5th grade students in the East Orange school district during 2015-16. Program: Education
  • SHUA Group(Jersey City, Hudson County): $7,500 to support the 2015/2016 programming of Shua Group. Program: Arts
  • Sustainable Jersey (Lawrenceville, Mercer County): $370,000 for general operating support to advance sustainability and direct local action in New Jersey communities through a certification program and strategic initiatives. Program: Environment
  • The Citizens Campaign (Metuchen, Middlesex County): $50,000 for continued support of the City Storytellers initiative which provides comprehensive training, mentoring and peer-to-peer learning opportunities for citizen journalists. Program: Media
  • The Growing Stage - The Children's Theatre of New Jersey (Netcong, Morris County): $50,000 to support the ongoing professional artistic and educational programs of The Growing Stage - The Children's Theatre of New Jersey. Program: Arts
  • The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (Galloway, Atlantic County): $10,000 for support of the State of the Arts mission to inspire New Jerseyans to engage with the arts through storytelling. Program: Arts
  • Trenton Children's Chorus (Trenton, Mercer County ): $20,000 for continued support of Trenton Children's Chorus, an after-school program offering choral music education and performance opportunities for underserved children in grades K-12. Program: Education
  • Trenton Community Music School (Trenton, Mercer County ): $55,000 for support of the Music for the Very Young program in Trenton pre-K classrooms and to expand the new after-school El Sistema string music program in Trenton Public Schools. Program: Education
  • Union City Music Project (Union City, Hudson County): $40,000 for the expansion of the UCMP's El Sistema after-school orchestral music education program for at-risk children throughout Hudson County. Program: Education
  • Union County Performing Arts Center (Rahway, Union County): $27,500 for support of Hamilton Stage at Union County Performing Arts Center and the Arts Guild of New Jersey. Program: Arts
  • VH1 Save the Music Foundation (New York, New York): $30,000 to provide support for instrumental music education programs in two of the six Trenton Public Schools scheduled to receive instruments and hire new music teachers in the 2015-16 school year. Program: Education
  • Victory Hall (Jersey City, Hudson County): $10,000 to support art exhibitions and public programs at Victory Hall DRAWING ROOMS art center and outreach activities. Program: Arts
  • WFMU  (Jersey City, Hudson County): $100,000 for continued support of WFMU's Audience Engine, a free, open source publishing tool. Program: Media
  • William Paterson University (Wayne, Passaic County): $130,000 for support of Creativity Professors-in-Residence to work in eight Paterson schools and to place art at the center of K-12 interdisciplinary curriculum design and instruction through STEAM programming. Program: Education
  • Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania (Princeton, Mercer County): $140,000 for Young Audience's Creativity Incubator, which researches and develops models of arts education, exploring creative, innovative methods of teaching and learning. Program: Education
  • Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania (Princeton, Mercer County): $85,000 to support the development and implementation of a New Jersey sequential theatre-integrated curriculum for grades 2-5. Program: Education
  • Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers (New Brunswick, Middlesex County): $15,000 to support the Zimmerli's exhibition and interdisciplinary programs which provide engaging and educational opportunities for audiences of all ages. Program: Arts