we must build
community power.

Our Purpose

The Culture & Community Power Fund seeks to invest in, connect, and amplify efforts to help build community power through art and culture.

What We Do

The Fund is a lab to broaden and deepen the understanding of how art and culture can contribute to community power building. We experiment with ways to support organizations, individuals, and networks doing this work. We’re committed to sharing our learning with practitioners, investors, public officials, researchers, and others to help advance art and culture as a critical tool to support community power building.

Who We Support

We support communities most impacted by structural oppression. In 2022, we awarded unrestricted, multi-year grants to organizations that are deeply rooted in their communities, utilize creative practice and cultural strategies, and work to address systemic and intersectional societal challenges.

Ashé Cultural Center
The Village of Arts and Humanities
Asian Arts Initiative
Northend CDC
Center for Transforming Communities
Boston Ujima Project

Who We Are

The project will bring together funders, front-line organizations, community members, and thought leaders to experiment outside and across their traditional programs, structures, and geographies. Founders members of our Funders Coalition include Barr Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, and William Penn Foundation.

Let’s Talk

The Fund welcomes inquiries from potential thought partners with experience and ideas to inform our path ahead, as well as funders and government agencies in these geographies or beyond interested in learning more and aligning efforts.

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