Eight Performing Arts Grants Announced

Eight Performing Arts Grants Announced

We are pleased to announce our first round of mission-focused grants to help improve and sustain quality performing arts programs. Grants totaling $131,617 have been awarded to two community theatres and six schools. Each of the grantees demonstrated tremendous creativity, dedication, and ambition for quality performing arts programs, and we are honored to partner with them in these efforts. At Phillips Charitable Foundation we’re all about solving problems. We understand that the challenges of sustaining a quality performing arts program…
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True Champions at Work and Play

True Champions at Work and Play

By Patricia Napolitano I had the pleasure of attending the 4th Annual Summer Olympics for the International Academy of Hope (iHOPE) on Thursday, August 9, 2018, held at the Dream Charter School in New York City. This year’s theme was Fairytale Kingdom and the staff and children were dressed to impress! Walking into the school’s auditorium, guests were greeted with festive decorations and music to set the mood; but seeing the smiles from the children would set anyone’s mood in the…
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A Visit With Our Rescued Friends

A Visit With Our Rescued Friends

By Patricia Napolitano It’s an organization with a clear mission statement, effective leadership, and the motivation and passion to make things happen.  Together, they are doing their part to solve a humanitarian problem. These are just some of the reasons that Paws Crossed Animal Rescue in Elmsford, New York was selected as one of our first Marie Barth small grant awards.  Through rescue, rehabilitation, rehoming, advocacy, collaboration and education, their mission is to “Rescue One By One Until There Are None.”…
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Marie Barth Grants Announced

Marie Barth Grants Announced

Phillips Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded grants to seven organizations as part of the Marie Barth small grants initiative.  These grants are awarded to smaller organizations that are often overshadowed in the larger granting arena.  The purpose of the grant is to strengthen the organization by alleviating a hurdle, enabling their team to better achieve their mission. The Viscardi Center Albertson, NY The Viscardi Center was awarded $2,500 to offset the costs of a senior class…
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Memorable Tour of a Remarkable School

Memorable Tour of a Remarkable School

By Jennifer Good In early April, our team had the privilege of touring a special school where miracles happen every day. It was the International Academy of Hope (iHOPE) in New York City. iHOPE is a school for students with vision, speech, hearing, and physical impairments due to a traumatic brain injury. They are non-verbal and their physical movements are severely limited. In many ways it was so sad to see these children who struggle to accomplish even simple tasks.…
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Support for the Performing Arts

Support for the Performing Arts

On May 2, 2018, we sent out invitations to a group of carefully selected schools and organizations, inviting them to apply for our first Mission-Focused Grant opportunity. The mission-focus for this grant is the performing arts. Despite a consistent and growing mountain of evidence about the benefits of arts education, school systems continue to cut arts budgets. In an effort to improve scores on traditional standardized tests, scarce funding is predominantly put into the academic areas that will be measured.…
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Marie Barth Grant Opportunity

Marie Barth Grant Opportunity

At Phillips Charitable Foundation we are in our inaugural year of awarding grants. Founded just two years ago, this is the year for exploration and for learning about the great work that’s being accomplished by nonprofit organizations in our service areas.  The first grant opportunities offered were Marie Barth Community Focused Grants. Marie Barth was the mother of Howard Phillips Jr. who recently passed away, leaving his entire estate to the Phillips Charitable Foundation. Marie was very influential in Howard’s life. Those who…
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