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Cultural Investment Portfolio

Funding List

Fiscal Year 2021 Total: $5,853,000

Gateway

Organization City/Town Grant
A Far Cry Boston $3,500
Cotuit Library Barnstable $3,500
Creative Haverhill Haverhill $3,500
Dream Out Loud Center New Bedford $3,500
Easthampton City Arts + Easthampton $3,500
GreenRoots Chelsea $3,500
Grow Native Massachusetts Waltham $3,500
Happier Valley Comedy Hadley $3,500
Hopkinton Center for the Arts Hopkinton $3,500
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation Boston $3,500
Kids 4 Harmony Pittsfield $3,500
Metalwerx Waltham $3,500
Nantucket Community Music Center Nantucket $3,500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation Nantucket $3,500
Nantucket Historical Association Nantucket $3,500
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center New Bedford $3,500
New Bedford Historical Society New Bedford $3,500
Now + There Boston $3,500
Pao Arts Center Boston $3,500
Payomet Performing Arts Center Truro $3,500
Special Needs Arts Programs Lexington $3,500
Springfield Cultural Partnership Springfield $3,500
Sustainable Center for Agricultural Preservation and Education Truro $3,500
The Berkshire Botanical Garden Stockbridge $3,500
The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts Watertown $3,500
The Immigrant City Archives and Museum Lawrence $3,500
The Nantucket Book Foundation Nantucket $3,500
The National Yiddish Book Center Amherst $3,500
True Story Arlington $3,500
UMASS Lowell Department of Art & Design Lowell $3,500
Wellfleet Preservation Hall Wellfleet $3,500
Worcester Historical Museum Worcester $3,500

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Portfolio

Organization City/Town Grant
1794 Meetinghouse New Salem $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to restore and preserve the 1794 Meetinghouse as a performing arts center and produce cultural programs that engage, entertain, and educate people of all ages in the North Quabbin region.

826 Boston Boston $18,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to support youth writing and publishing programs that empower traditionally underserved students to find their voices, tell their stories, and gain communication skills to succeed.

Academy Playhouse Orleans $10,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to enrich the life of the Cape Cod community through arts education and the performing arts.

Acme Theater Productions Maynard $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to offer high quality theater in a fun and nurturing atmosphere, welcoming all ages, talents, and abilities to enjoy being part of a focused community to try new aspects of theater involvement, from acting and directing to design and production support.

Actors’ Shakespeare Project Boston $19,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to explore the stories, relationships and language of Shakespeare and other great playwrights through professional productions, youth programs, and education projects in neighborhoods throughout the Boston area.

Agni Review Boston $5,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to promote a vital “cultural conversation” by publishing a twice-annual magazine and twice-monthly updated website that patrol the moving edge of contemporary literature; searching for and supporting emerging writers across a full spectrum of race, sex, and economic background; developing a cosmopolitan perspective through emphasis on translation of diverse writers; and actively developing and sustaining an audience for this work.

All Newton Music School Newton $18,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide high quality instruction in musical arts, and to present programs of cultural interest, without regard to age, background, musical ability, or financial status.

American Antiquarian Society Worcester $43,900

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to collect, preserve, and make available for use the printed and manuscript materials that record the history of the first 250 years of the United States.

American Repertory Theatrer Cambridge $60,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to produce or present groundbreaking theatrical experiences in its Cambridge, MA home venues – the Loeb Drama Center and OBERON – and to engage broad and diverse audiences in its work.

Andover Historical Society Andover $7,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to gather, preserve, and share artifacts and archival documents that document the history of Andover.

Angkor Dance Troupe Lowell $4,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to preserve and develop Cambodian traditional performing arts by providing in-depth arts training for young people, particularly at-risk Cambodian American youth; and to provide a safe and caring place for out-of-school time.

Apollinaire Theatre Company Chelsea $7,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to produce innovative theatre works and to create a home for the arts in Chelsea, MA offering high-quality training and production opportunities for local youth and adults.

Artists for Humanity Boston $34,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to bridge the city’s economic, racial, and social divisions and to restore the neighborhoods at the grassroots level; and to use art and the creative process to join the future of young people to the business community.

Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston Boston $10,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to strengthen Greater Boston’s creative economy by providing artists, creative entrepreneurs and cultural organizations the resources they need to thrive by providing quality direct legal and business services and ongoing educational programs to the creative community.

Arts Are Essential Acton $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to collaborate with educators and artists to bring arts experiences that enrich, educate, and enlighten students of all ages and abilities while inspiring creativity and imagination.

Arts Extension Institute Amherst $7,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to develop the arts in communities and community through the arts via courses, workshops, publications, internship support and more for arts managers, artists, and civic leaders.

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Barnstable $10,900

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to support, promote, and celebrate the arts and culture of Cape Cod in order to sustain a vibrant, diverse, and strong arts community and to improve the quality of life and the region’s economic vitality by connecting residents and visitors to the Cape’s cultural assets.

ArtsBoston Boston $22,400

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to promote the performing arts in Greater Boston by increasing the capacity of performing arts organizations to market their performances and grow their audiences; serving as a collective, powerful voice for the arts and its audiences; and providing innovative and user-friendly discount ticketing programs that nurture an engaged and diverse arts audience.

ArtsWorcester Worcester $5,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to engage artists and the public to advance and celebrate contemporary art in the city of Worcester.

Aston Magna Foundation for Music and the Humanities Great Barrington $6,900

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to enrich the appreciation of music of the past and the understanding of the cultural, political, and social contexts in which it was composed and experienced; to reach a larger public through the use of historical instruments and practices in performances, recordings, workshops, and through innovative interdisciplinary educational programs.

Available Potential Enterprises, Ltd. Northampton $4,700

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to support contemporary artists working in all disciplines, by providing space and unchallenged time for creation of new work, performance and exhibition.

Back Bay Chorale Boston $7,100

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to perform great choral music that inspires our audiences, challenges the members, and is prepared with a commitment to excellence.

Ballet Theatre of Boston Cambridge $26,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to make ballet accessible to audiences and students of all racial, cultural and economic backgrounds, to expand the role that dance plays in the education of our youth and enrichment of our community locally and beyond, and to create new ballets of artistic excellence that provide a stimulating and culturally relevant experience for today’s diverse audiences.

BalletRox Boston $6,300

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to engage and challenge the Boston urban community by: performing contemporary and classical ballets using dancers from many different cultural backgrounds and by developing young artistic talent in urban areas through our scholarship program and community dance program.

Barrington Stage Company Pittsfield $38,300

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to produce top-notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and find fresh, bold ways of bringing new audiences into the theater.

Bay State Performing Arts Boston $14,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to perform a diverse choral repertoire to the highest standard of excellence while building bridges of understanding to all people.

Berkshire Choral International Great Barrington $23,300

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to enhance the skills of choral singers while extending the knowledge and appreciation of choral singing and its tradition to singers and audiences.

Berkshire Pulse Great Barrington $8,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to build and strengthen community life through diverse and accessible programming in performing, movement and creative arts.

Berkshire Theatre Festival Pittsfield $36,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to support wide ranging artistic exploration and acclaimed performances in theatre, dance, music and entertainment.

Blue Heron Renaissance Choir Newton $8,400

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to perform and record 15th- and 16th-century European music; to explore unfamiliar repertoire; and to increase the appreciation of the music among a more diverse general public.

Boston Ballet Boston $60,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to promote excellence in and lead the field of classical dance through professional performances, community programs, and studio classes serving a diverse regional constituency.

Boston Baroque Boston $19,400

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to produce world-class period-instrument performances and recordings of the orchestral, choral and operatic music of the Baroque and Classical periods; reaching local, national, and international audiences with concerts, touring, recordings, and radio broadcasts.

Boston by Foot Boston $6,300

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to inspire locals and visitors to discover and appreciate the diverse stories of Boston by exploring the cityscape together.

Boston Center for the Arts Boston $29,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to support working artists to create, perform, and exhibit new works; build new audiences; and connect arts to community.

Boston Chamber Music Society Cambridge $8,300

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide Boston’s concert-going public with exceptional performances of the great chamber music repertoire, while fostering understanding and appreciation of the art form, making it more accessible to all.

Boston Children’s Chorus Boston $23,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to maximize the power of music to create social change in the areas of youth development, social healing and community building.

Boston Children’s Museum Boston $60,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to serve a culturally and economically diverse audience with playful exhibitions and programs that provide thought-provoking interactions with real objects in the areas of cultural understanding, science, and the performing arts.

Boston City Singers Boston $11,300

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide comprehensive music training to children and youth in Boston’s disadvantaged, inner city and neighboring communities and to help members develop stronger leadership and teamwork skills, experience the power of self-esteem and self-discipline, and enjoy the beauty of artistic expression.

Boston Cyberarts Boston $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to exhibit and promote the media and digital arts of Boston, New England and the world to audiences in the New England region and beyond and by doing so, helping to promote a sense of media and digital literacy, locally and regionally.

Boston Dance Alliance Boston $4,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to build capacity for dance by identifying and creating shared resources, information, and productive partnerships to help dance flourish across the Boston metropolitan area and the New England region.

Boston Early Music Festival & Exhibition Cambridge $26,300

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to promote early music through Festivals featuring newly revived baroque opera masterpieces, concerts by the world’s leading artists, the Exhibition of instrument makers, and a wide array of fringe concerts by local artists; and the annual Concerts.

Boston Jewish Film Newton $12,300

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to engage and inspire the community to explore the full spectrum of Jewish life, values and culture, through film and media.

Boston Landmarks Orchestra Boston $18,400

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to support free summer orchestral concerts.

Boston Lyric Opera Company Boston $54,100

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to build curiosity, enthusiasm, and support for opera, by creating musically and theatrically compelling productions of a diverse repertoire; events; and educational resources, for our community and beyond.

Boston Modern Orchestra Project Malden $14,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to illuminate the connections that exist naturally between contemporary music and contemporary society by reuniting composers and audiences in a shared concert experience.

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra Corporation Boston $30,100

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to engage audiences in “passionate music-making without boundaries” and to transform the community through its participation in classical music.

Boston Symphony Orchestra Boston $60,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to foster and maintain an organization dedicated to the making of music consonant with the highest aspirations of the musical art, creating performances and providing educational and training programs at the highest level of excellence.

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras Boston $28,400

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to encourage artistic excellence by providing high quality orchestral training and performance opportunities to musicians, grade K-12, and making our programs accessible to underrepresented youth.

Brattle Film Foundation Cambridge $14,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to support the film and educational programs of the Brattle Film Foundation at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square, Cambridge who’s mission it to celebrate film as a popular and fine art form, with cultural and historical importance that excites, educates, and inspires community.

Brookline Arts Center Brookline $9,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to teach and to stimulate individual creative expression and art appreciation by providing high quality, affordable programs to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

Brookline Music School Brookline $21,700

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to nurture interest and excellence in music and dance; offer first class instruction to the entire community, regardless of age or background; provide generous scholarship aid; sponsor a full schedule of public concerts and events.

Cambridge Arts Council Cambridge $20,700

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to ensure that the arts remain vital for people living, working and visiting in Cambridge.

Cambridge Forum Cambridge $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to foster participatory democracy and community involvement by producing live public forums, public radio and web-based programs featuring artists and scientists, writers and thinkers, activists and experts in interactive dialogue with live audiences on contemporary cultural issues and ideas.

Cambridge Historical Commission Cambridge $12,100

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to educate and inform the public about the city’s architectural and social history through presentations to children and adults, publications, technical assistance, and an archive and non-circulating reference library.

Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center Cambridge $10,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to present visual and performing arts programs that educate the community about diversity, and to make our facility available to artists or groups that may not otherwise have access to a professionally equipped facility or the cultural mainstream.

Cambridge Symphony Orchestra Cambridge $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to harness the power of music to forge lasting relationships with the community by creating outstanding musical programming and expanding the community’s access to it.

Cantemus Chamber Chorus Ipswich $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to learn and perform a diverse and challenging repertoire of choral music; to develop musical skills and knowledge both collectively and as individual singers; and to enrich the community through exceptional public performances and community outreach.

Cape Ann Museum Gloucester $23,300

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to celebrate the art, history and culture of the region and to keep it relevant by offering quality exhibitions and programs for our communities, and beyond.

Cape Ann Symphony Orchestra Ipswich $6,400

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to establish, maintain, and operate a non-profit civic symphony orchestra in the Cape Ann area to foster, promote, and increase the musical knowledge and appreciation of the public through the performance of music at concerts and other functions; to provide an opportunity for Cape Ann area musicians to play as an orchestra; and to assist and encourage the musical development of Cape Ann students.

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Eastham $6,400

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to present classical and contemporary chamber music performances by world-class ensembles and exceptional emerging young artists during a three-week summer festival, at benefit performances and off-season concerts on Cape Cod; to develop new audiences for chamber music; to commission new works whenever possible; and provide educational activities that encourage, broaden and deepen the chamber music art form.

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Brewster $19,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to inspire appreciation and understanding of our natural environment through discovery and learning by integrating three strands of its organizational identity – as a museum of natural history, nature education center, and steward of conservation land.

Cape Cod Symphony & Conservatory of Music and Arts Barnstable $36,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide unique entertainment and educational opportunities through high quality classical and pops concerts and to serve the community by developing the economic, educational, philanthropic, and cultural interests of Cape Cod through music.

Cape Cod Writers Center Barnstable $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to support and encourage the growth of beginning and experienced writers, both adult and young, through classes, lectures, workshops, writing groups, and conferences.

Celebrity Series of Boston Boston $48,700

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to present performing artists who inspire and enrich the community.

Center for EcoTechnology Pittsfield $44,900

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to research, develop, demonstrate, and promote those technologies with the least disruptive impact on the natural ecology of the Earth; to provide programs that advance public understanding of the impacts of human actions on the natural environment, and introduce practical solutions, both technological and behavioral, to minimize those impacts.

Central Square Theater Cambridge $21,100

Cultural Investment Portfolio: for a theater space, and a model artistic and managerial partnership in which resident companies maintain their unique identities while working in tandem to fuel long-term sustainability, stimulate creativity, and add value to the community.

Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston Boston $4,900

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to present chamber music representing a wide range of repertoire, including standard, previously neglected, and contemporary works; to inspire interest and excellence in the arts; and to enhance the cultural life of the Boston area.

Charlestown Working Theater Boston $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to make the theatrical experience a vital part of the cultural life of Charlestown and Greater Boston by offering audiences and participants new visions and understandings of the world around us, and by combining professional artistry with community spirit, seeking to engage, entertain, inform, and inspire.

Chester Theatre Company Chester $9,400

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to cultivate critical thought, intellectual curiosity, and community engagement through high-quality, contemporary American Theatre productions and vertically-integrated educational theatre programming.

Chesterwood Museum and Estate Stockbridge $11,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to preserve the site and its collections; present the life and artistic achievements of D.C. French; and foster public appreciation and interest in sculpture and the philosophies and benefits of historic preservation.

Chinese Culture Connection Malden $6,900

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to promote the value of heritage to American born Chinese so that they may develop and preserve their cultural identity; work with the general public to foster a knowledge of and appreciation for Chinese culture; and encourage understanding, respect, pride and communication among all cultural groups regardless of their native origin.

Civic Symphony Orchestra of Boston Boston $5,100

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide rich orchestral training and experience under competent direction for advanced music students, music teachers, and highly-skilled amateurs; to showcase contemporary works with a focus on American composers; and to encourage a diverse audience through moderately priced tickets.

Close Encounters with Music Great Barrington $4,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to engage the imagination of diverse concert audiences through thematic chamber music with commentary, connecting listeners to performers and composers, fostering the excitement of live performance arts.

Collage New Music Brookline $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to commission, perform, and record contemporary classical music — with a special emphasis on the music of Boston-based composers; and to provide an arena for the union of composer, performer, and listener through thoughtful and innovative programming and related events.

Commonwealth Chorale Newton $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to perform, at the highest possible level of personal and collective musicianship, a varied and challenging repertoire of the finest classical music from all periods and from a wide cross-section of composers.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Boston $17,400

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to present plays of the highest artistic caliber that celebrate ideas and language to create dialogue around compelling issues of our time.

Community Access to the Arts Great Barrington $12,700

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to lessen the stigma of difference and disability through shared experiences in the visual and performing arts by providing multidisciplinary arts programs for individuals with physical, emotional, and/or mental disabilities in an integrative environment with the community at large.

Community Music Center of Boston Boston $27,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide music education and related services to diverse constituencies throughout Greater Boston, with an emphasis on reaching children, teens and adults who are unlikely to receive instruction from private teachers or conservatories, particularly those from traditionally underserved city neighborhoods.

Community Music School of Springfield Springfield $20,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide accessible, high-quality, sequentially-based music training in a context that respects and promotes multiculturalism and diversity in the greater Springfield community.

Company One Boston $11,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to be a source of Boston’s best creative ideas, inspired collaborations and passionate energies, while primarily serving the artistic needs of Boston’s diverse population under the age of thirty-five.

Concord Chamber Music Society Concord $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to enhance cultural life in Concord, MA and surrounding communities through the presentation of high caliber, affordable concerts and the administration of educational outreach programs that bring the experience of live chamber music to individuals that might not ordinarily have the opportunity to attend a CCMS concert.

Concord Museum Concord $23,300

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to educate visitors of all ages about the history of Concord and its continuing influence on American political, literary and cultural life; and to use the collection to serve as a catalyst for changing exhibitions, extended classroom learning, dynamic programs, and publications relevant to an ever-changing world.

Contact Collaborations Northampton $5,100

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to promote activities devoted to the investigation, documentation, and performance of contemporary movement work, including Contact Quarterly Dance Journal, Contact Editions, Video, and Performance and Conference Projects.

Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation Brookline $35,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to celebrate the experience of cinema by presenting the finest international, documentary, animated, and independent/experimental film series while helping to preserve Boston’s last original Art Deco movie house with live performances, educational programs, lectures, young/local filmmaker showcases–that all goes to nurture a broad-based, diverse audience.

Coro Allegro Boston $6,300

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to promote, augment, and enliven the choral tradition through exemplary performances prepared and offered in an openly welcoming and affirming environment.

Country Dance & Song Society Easthampton $19,400

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to build and support communities that preserve and promote traditional music, dance and song in the English and American genres through its participatory educational programs, publications, community outreach, retail sales and membership services.

Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University Framingham $15,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide education in the visual arts through the museum’s collection of American art, exhibitions, museum school and outreach programs in the community.

Davis Museum and Cultural Center Wellesley $15,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to use the museum as a vehicle for integrating the arts, exploring cultures and building community; to confront cultures, theses and issues that are not necessarily known quantities; and to share the resources of the museum and the college with the public.

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Lincoln $40,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to inspire, educate, and delight with contemporary art from New England and beyond through sculptures in the landscape and museum exhibitions.

Discovery Museum Acton $20,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to spark delight in learning by igniting curiosity and creativity in children and adults, as they discover together the joys of science, nature, and play.

Documentary Educational Resources Watertown $15,400

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to cultivate community engagement with the peoples and cultures of the world through media that is both entertaining and educational.

Dorchester Community Center for the Visual Arts Boston $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to empower children, teens, and adults to think and work visually by making visual arts education available in Dorchester; to unite diverse groups in Dorchester around art making; and to build meaningful connections between the Dorchester community and urban cultural institutions.

Double Edge Theatre Productions Ashfield $13,100

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to develop and promote the highest quality of original theatre performance, based on the principle of long-term imaginative work of the actor and his/her interaction with the communities in which the work takes place, and to create at its home, “The Farm,” located in Ashfield, MA, a permanent center of performance, practice, training, research and cultural exchange which elevates the understanding of artistic expression and cultural mutuality between artists and their communities.

Drama Studio Springfield $8,400

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to enrich and validate the adolescent experience in our diverse community via excellence in a conservatory-style acting training program.

Eagle Eye Institute Somerville $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide hands-on exploratory learning on environmental topics and career bridging to natural resource fields for urban people with an emphasis on underserved youth.

Earthdance Creative Living Project Plainfield $10,300

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide a gathering place that inspires the art and spirit of movement improvisation by supporting and training people at all skill levels to find and develop expression in dance, theater and music.

EcoTarium Worcester $38,100

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to inspire a passion for science and nature.

Edith Wharton Restoration Lenox $23,300

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to celebrate the intellectual, artistic, and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton through interpretive and cultural programs, and preservation of Wharton estate.

Emmanuel Music Boston $12,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to present concerts of the highest artistic standards for the community; to present a varied repertoire with a commitment to musical values, artistic and spiritual creativity, and social responsibility; and to provide talented emerging and established musicians with a milieu in which to perform and perfect their art.

Enchanted Circle Theater Holyoke $10,400

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to integrate theater arts with academic and social curricula to improve academic achievement and support the development of social and emotional health.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Amherst $31,100

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books; collect, preserve, present, and celebrate picture books and their illustrations; and provide a foundation for arts integration and literacy.

Essex Art Center Lawrence $10,400

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to inspire and nurture the diverse artistic potential of the Greater Lawrence community through classroom exploration and gallery exhibitions making the creation and enjoyment of art accessible to all.

Express Yourself Beverly $11,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide a safe and supportive environment for youth to explore their own creative process through multidisciplinary arts and to provide a vehicle for self-expression while exploring multicultural themes.

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Provincetown $20,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to encourage the growth of emerging visual artists and creative writers, to restore the year-round vitality of the historic town of Provincetown as an arts colony, and to propagate aesthetic values and experience.

Fitchburg Art Museum Fitchburg $16,900

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to support FAM’s permanent collection, exhibitions of contemporary New England art, education programs, public art projects, and creative economy initiatives.

Flying Cloud Institute Great Barrington $9,100

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to promote creative thinking and learning in children from grade school through high school by providing unique experiences in the arts and sciences that augment today’s teaching methodologies and inspire kids to express themselves.

Folk Arts Center of New England Stoneham $8,400

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to encourage an appreciation of and participation in the folk arts of many cultures, particularly music and dance; to foster their development in today’s culture; and to act in cooperation with others with similar aims.

Fort Point Arts Community Boston $6,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to promote the work of Fort Point Channel neighborhood artists; to preserve the artists’ community in the Fort Point Channel neighborhood; to promote and support studio space development when possible; and to increase the visibility of FPAC artists.

From The Top Boston $32,100

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to celebrate the power of music in the hands of extraordinary young people through our radio show, live events, online media, scholarship, and leadership and outreach programs.

Fuller Craft Museum Brockton $18,100

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide a dynamic environment where craft is experienced through exhibitions, education, outreach, and collaboration; and to encourage exploration of the materials, techniques, and artistic expression that challenge the perception of craft, while honoring the achievements of the past.

Global Arts Live Cambridge $24,700

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to present the finest traditional and contemporary performing arts from around the world to the broadest possible audience.

Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center Gloucester $13,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to promote Gloucester’s maritime heritage as a platform for teaching maritime skills and marine sciences, and for encouraging environmental stewardship.

Golden Tones Wayland $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to practice and provide enriching entertainment for senior citizen facilities, schools, faith communities, and public events.

Gore Place Society Waltham $15,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to preserve and promote the 1806 estate of Christopher and Rebecca Gore as a unique educational resource to inspire an appreciation of early 19th century America.

Greater Boston Stage Company Stoneham $23,400

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to keep live professional theatre and dramatic education thriving in the suburbs.

Grub Street Boston $24,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to build a writing community which supports the development of writers, nurtures readers and arts audiences, and provides educational opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Hancock Shaker Village Pittsfield $22,900

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to bring the Shaker story to life and preserve it for future generations.

Handel and Haydn Society Boston $41,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to present Baroque and Classical music at the highest levels of artistic excellence; to share that music with as large and diverse an audience as possible; and to provide enriching and in-depth music education to children in underserved communities.

Harvard Art Museums Cambridge $15,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to preserve, protect, document, present, interpret, and strengthen the collections and resources in its care; and in keeping with the larger purposes of Harvard University, to advance knowledge and appreciation of art and art museums through research, teaching, professional training, and public education.

Harwich Junior Theatre Harwich $11,400

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to educate, empower and inspire students of all ages from all background to explore and expand their creative talents and aspirations, to experience live theatre and to develop and nurture a lifelong appreciation of the performing arts.

Historic Deerfield Deerfield $46,400

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to support the heritage and preservation of Deerfield, Massachusetts and the Connecticut River Valley, with museums and programs that provide today’s audiences with an understanding and appreciation of New England’s historic villages and countryside.

Historic New England Boston $60,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to help Historic New England serve the public by preserving and presenting New England heritage.

Hull Lifesaving Museum Hull $9,300

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to preserve and teach maritime skills and lifesaving heritage.

Huntington Theatre Company Boston $60,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to bring world-class theatre to Boston audiences, maintain a leadership role in the national regional theatre movement, and connect more fully to the community through a wide range of education and outreach activities.

Images Cinema Williamstown $9,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to present a wide range of independent, foreign, and classic films that impact filmmaking and our culture; to explore film as an art form, a source of entertainment, and an educational tool.

Indian Hill Music Littleton $33,700

Cultural Investment Portfolio: for a community music school, offering instruction in 30+ instruments and voice to all ages/abilities and scholarships; professional symphonic concerts and other high-caliber music series; extensive array of outreach programs.

Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción Boston $13,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to present the diversity of Latino and Latin American cultural expression through performances, festivals, exhibits, residencies and classes in music, corporal movement and visual arts.

Institute for Human Centered Design Boston $22,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to promote accessibility and universal design through such activities as education programs, technical assistance, training, publication, and design advocacy.

IS183 Art School of the Berkshires Stockbridge $10,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to enrich the communities of Berkshire County by encouraging creativity and self expression year-round through exploration in the visual arts, for all ages, means, and abilities.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston $60,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to bring to life and preserve the rich historic collection; to cultivate talent in the pursuit of knowledge and acts of creation in the arts and humanities; to support artists, landscape architects, musicians, scholars and students; and, to engage local and global audiences in a sanctuary of beauty and the arts where deeply personal and communal adventures unfold.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Becket $48,100

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to support dance creation, presentation, education, and preservation; and to engage and deepen public appreciation and support for dance.

Jewish Arts Collaborative Newton $14,400

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to present, share, and foster Jewish creativity, through producing events and collaborating with other arts organizations looking to include Jewish perspectives.

Joy of Music Program Worcester $14,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to foster community through accessible music education and performance, and to help students make music a joyful part of their daily lives by offering music education of the highest quality taught in a supportive, non-competitive environment.

Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts & Action Amherst $8,300

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to support a series of new and emerging writers of contemporary fiction, poetry, and non-fiction; institutes for adults and young writers; and literary festivals.

KO Theater Works Belchertown $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to create original works; provide alternative production structures with access to excellence in design; support collaborations with local, national, and international artists, and provide training.

La Donna Musicale Arlington $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to rediscover, perform and preserve musical texts from the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods composed by women, and to bring outstanding, historically-informed musical performances to communities throughout Massachusetts in order to build awareness of the legacy and unique contributions of early music women composers.

Lesley University College of Art and Design Cambridge $15,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to maintain a valuable resource for a multicultural, urban setting through the contributions of and by means of exhibitions, public lectures and other programs.

Lexington Symphony Lexington $9,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to support musical study and community outreach program, Orchestrating Kids through Classics.

List Visual Arts Center Cambridge $15,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to explore high quality, challenging contemporary art and to create a context for understanding through changing exhibitions, collection development, and production of catalogues and interpretive programs.

Lloyd Center for the Environment Dartmouth $12,100

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to promote long-term conservation of natural resources through education and research, and to inspire and empower citizens to make wise environmental choices.

Longwood Symphony Orchestra Boston $7,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to perform symphonic concerts of musical diversity and excellence, while supporting health-related nonprofit organizations through public performances.

Longy School of Music of Bard College Cambridge $15,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to support the Conservatory’s preparation of musicians to make social change through music, via the promotion of profound musical understanding, growth of imagination, and an attitude of inquiry about the role of musicians in society.

Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust Lowell $7,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to improve the quality of life for the people of Lowell through the creation, conservation, and preservation of parks, open spaces, and special places.

Lyric Stage Company of Boston Boston $24,700

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to produce a varied season of theatrical productions that entertain, challenge, and inspire audiences.

Manomet Plymouth $38,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to conserve natural resources for the benefit of wildlife and human populations; and through research and collaborations build science-based, cooperative solutions to environmental problems.

Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society Tisbury $4,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to produce chamber music concerts, promote and support classical music learning opportunities, and create awareness on the island of the value and significance of fine music.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society Tisbury $15,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to serve year-round residents with film and visual arts events, including an award-winning International Film Festival.

Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse Tisbury $12,700

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to develop and produce contemporary, classic, and original work for and by adults and children and contributing to and sharing in the rich cultural resources of an ethnically and economically diverse island.

Massachusetts Audubon Society Lincoln $60,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to capture the attention of the inquisitive mind, instill a respect for all life, and foster an intelligent understanding of the human position in the natural world.

Massachusetts Center for the Book Concord $5,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to develop, support, and promote cultural programming to (1) advance lifelong literacy, (2) increase audiences for Massachusetts writing and publishing, (3) stimulate interest in the book arts and (4) highlight literary tourism sites.

Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild Mashpee $6,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to promote and strengthen excellence, access and education in the theatrical arts for students and teachers in public, private and parochial schools throughout the Commonwealth.

Massachusetts Historical Society Boston $44,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to collect, preserve, makes accessible, and communicate manuscripts and other materials that promote the study of the history of Massachusetts and the nation.

Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts Holyoke $7,300

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to support MIFA’s current season highlighting international and national and local artists in the performing, visual and literary arts including community collaborations and educational programming.

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art North Adams $60,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to be a multi-disciplinary platform for creating, presenting, and distributing the best art of our time, and a catalyst for economic development that benefits the region with jobs, a diversified commercial base and spin-off opportunities.

MassArt Art Museum Boston $12,300

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to present exhibitions, lectures, and symposia by contemporary artists, curators, scholars, and designers.

Masterworks Chorale Weston $4,700

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to stimulate interest in and appreciation of choral music in the Greater Boston community through high-quality performances of important choral literature, and to give other singers from outside the Chorale, of all musical abilities, the opportunity to sing choral music together for personal, community and cultural growth.

Maud Morgan Arts: a program of Agassiz Baldwin Community Cambridge $8,300

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide art instruction for people of all ages and skill levels, support a vibrant artists’ community, and build creative partnerships.

Medicine Wheel Productions Boston $9,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to bring renowned artists from all disciplines together with people of different cultures to create high-quality public art through which they explore and share issues of their individual and collective experiences.

Merrimack Repertory Theatre Lowell $26,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to create theatrical productions at the highest level of artistic excellence and make them affordable to the broadest possible community.

Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline Boston $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to unite singers who share the joy of learning and performing a challenging traditional and contemporary repertoire, and to support the growth of music in our community.

Metropolitan Wind Symphony Boston $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide opportunities for Massachusetts musicians to rehearse and perform traditional and contemporary wind literature in a stimulating and educational atmosphere for diverse Massachusetts audiences.

Mistral Music Andover $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to bring the highest quality chamber music performances to Greater Boston and Merrimack Valley, attract new listeners, and provide accessible events for youth, elderly, and those of lower incomes.

Montserrat College of Art Gallery Beverly $6,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to present innovative exhibitions and related programs such as artist gallery talks and workshops; and based on the belief that a rich visual arts environment has an inherent public value to the greater community, the College strives to make the gallery and programs available to the widest possible audience.

Mudflat Pottery School Somerville $14,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to promote and expand awareness of and interest in the ceramic arts through classes, workshops, and events; and to support the work of accomplished clay artists.

Multi-Arts Hadley $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to inspire, teach, and delight children in the performing and visual arts through structured, age-appropriate workshops, lead by professional artists in the fields of dance, art, music, writing and drama, to give children the tools and encouragement to explore their own creativity and develop a lifelong love of the arts.

Museum of African American History Boston $21,900

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to preserve, conserve and interpret the contributions of people of African descent and those who have found common cause with them in the struggle for liberty, dignity and justice for all Americans.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Boston $60,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to house and preserve preeminent collections and serve a wide variety of people through direct experiences with works of art; and to encourage inquiry and heighten appreciation of the visual world.

Museum of Science Boston $60,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to stimulate interest in and further the understanding of science and technology and their importance for individuals and for society.

Music Worcester Worcester $15,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to bring inspiring and varied musical experiences to expanding audiences through concerts, performances and educational programs.

Musica Sacra Cambridge $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to bring a breath of fresh sound to choral music from all eras and communicates the human experience to all audiences with passionate performances and imaginative programming.

Musicians of the Old Post Road Wayland $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to make live period instrument chamber music accessible to diverse audiences, to stimulate and educate through innovative creative programming, and to contribute to the cultural experience of audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Narrows Center for the Arts Fall River $18,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to promote and develop an appreciation of the visual and the performing arts and to create and develop an artistic and cultural center for the benefit of the public at large and the citizens of Fall River, MA.

Nashua River Watershed Association Groton $12,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to work for a healthy ecosystem with clean water and open spaces for human and wildlife communities where people work together to sustain mutual economic and environmental well-being in the Nashua River watershed.

National Center for Jewish Film Waltham $12,900

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to collect, preserve, restore, and disseminate films of historical, educational and artistic value referable to the Jewish experience from around the world; to assist in the distribution, exhibition and production of Jewish film and video worldwide; to provide the public, educators and scholars with access to these films; to help 150 independent filmmakers distribute their films; to produce and curate film and cultural programs in Massachusetts and worldwide.

Native Plant Trust Framingham $28,300

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to conserve and promote the region’s native plants to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes.

New Art Center in Newton Newton $17,100

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to promote artistic creation and education through classes, exhibitions, and public programs for children, adolescents, and adults.

New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! New Bedford $9,100

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to create an accessible environment that promotes participation in the arts through exhibitions and education; and to collaborate with diverse cultural groups to spark community engagement.

New Bedford Symphony Orchestra Association New Bedford $15,100

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to enrich lives through the transforming power of great music.

New Bedford Whaling Museum New Bedford $36,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to educate and interest all the public in the historic interaction of humans with whales worldwide; in the history of Old Dartmouth [New Bedford] and adjacent communities; and in regional maritime activities.

New England Aquarium Boston $60,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to increase understanding of aquatic life and environments, to enable people to act to conserve the world of water, and to provide leadership for the preservation and sustainable use of aquatic resources; to Present, Promote, and Protect the world of water.

New England Classical Singers Andover $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to present quality performances of classical choral music for personal and community education, awareness and enrichment.

New England Conservatory Boston $30,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to educate and train musicians of all ages from around the world, drawing on the talents of a distinguished faculty; to instill the highest standards of excellence, nurturing individual artistic sensibility and creative growth; and to ensure a central place for music in contemporary society.

New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston $60,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to advance genealogical scholarship and develop the capabilities of both new and experienced researchers of family history by collecting, preserving, interpreting, and communicating — in a variety of accessible formats — reliable genealogical data with emphasis on families and communities connected to New England.

New England Museum Association Arlington $10,700

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to inspire and connect people engaged with the museum field, provide tools for innovative leadership, and empower museums to sustain themselves as essential to their communities.

New England Philharmonic Boston $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: for the New England Philharmonic’s distinctive concerts integrating works by living composers and lesser known traditional pieces to educate and broaden audiences’ musical vocabulary.

New England Quilt Museum Lowell $7,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to inspire and educate the public about the art, craft and history of quiltmaking in New England through our permanent collections, exhibitions, educational programs and outreach activities.

New Philharmonia Orchestra of Massachusetts Newton $6,300

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to bring live classical music to as many people as possible, thereby serving to keep classical music alive and enrich the lives of players and audiences.

Newton Historical Society Newton $8,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to encourage inquiry into and exploration of Newton within the broad context of American history.

North Bennet Street School Boston $45,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to train students for careers in traditional trades that use hand skills in concert with evolving technology, to preserve and advance craft traditions, and to promote greater appreciation of craftsmanship.

Northampton Arts Council Northampton $5,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to support and nurture arts activities in the community, stimulate improved public awareness and support for the arts, and oversee public art projects for the city.

Northampton Community Music Center Northampton $12,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to foster the love and pursuit of music within the community through quality musical education, performances, and activities that are accessible to all.

Northeast Document Conservation Center Andover $35,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to improve the preservation programs of collections-holding groups; to provide high-quality conservation services to institutions that lack in-house facilities; and to provide leadership to the conservation and museum fields.

Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras Ipswich $5,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide young musicians with exceptional ensemble training and opportunities for personal growth through musical performance and community service.

Odaiko New England Arlington $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to promote cross-cultural understanding in diverse communities, create positive images of Asian American culture, and foster enjoyment and appreciation of the taiko (Japanese drum) art form through excellence in taiko performance, education and outreach.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge $60,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide visitors with a deepened understanding of their own times through personal encounters with the everyday life of rural New Englanders in the decades after the American Revolution.

On Stage Newburyport $6,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to foster the development of creative talents in children and young adults; to bring high quality, affordable live theater to families in communities throughout the North Shore, Merrimack Valley and beyond; and to engender an appreciation of art and nature while building community among participants of all ages.

Open Door Arts! Boston $11,900

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to promote access to the arts, culture, education, and community by, with, and for people with various disabilities including sensory impairments, mental illness, developmental, and learning disabilities.

Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester Worcester $8,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide nurturing musical journeys that cultivate the imagination, inspire creativity and develop artistry.

Passim Cambridge $20,100

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide truly exceptional and interactive live musical experiences for both performers and audiences, to nurture artists at all stages of their career, and to build a vibrant music community.

Paul Revere Memorial Association Boston $15,700

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to preserve and interpret two of Boston’s oldest homes by offering remarkable educational experiences that are based on social history themes relevant to the site, neighborhood, and Boston, 1680-today.

Peabody Essex Museum Salem $60,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to celebrate creativity in ways that enrich the spirit, engage the mind, stimulate the senses and strives to create experiences that transform people’s lives by broadening perspectives, attitudes and knowledge of themselves and the world.

Pioneer Valley Ballet Guild Easthampton $8,900

Cultural Investment Portfolio: for ballet training and performance.

Pioneer Valley Symphony Greenfield $5,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to serve the Pioneer Valley through music in three ways: by performing symphonic and choral music, by providing members of the community the opportunity to participate in making music, and, through music education, particularly by introducing children to live orchestral music.

Plimoth Patuxet Museums Plymouth $58,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to offer powerful personal encounters with history built on thorough research about the Wampanoag People and the colonial English community in the 1600s; and to encourage a new level of understanding about present-day issues affecting communities around the world through exhibits, programs, live interpreters, and historic settings.

Ploughshares Boston $10,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to promote significant literary works, primarily through the publication of the journal PLOUGHSHARES, and to preserve literature as a social and cultural tradition.

Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra Plymouth $14,300

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to present excellent professional symphonic music to the broadest possible audience and to encourage a life-long love of music through a variety of educational programs.

Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association and Memorial Hall Museum Deerfield $16,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to collect, preserve, and interpret the multicultural history of the Deerfield and Connecticut River Valleys by maintaining a museum, crafts program, and research library, and by publishing and presenting educational, cultural, and artistic programs.

Preservation Worcester Worcester $8,100

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to advocate and educate to maintain for future generations the sites and structures significant to the culture, history and architecture of the city, and to encourage excellence in future design.

Primary Source Watertown $18,700

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to promote history and humanities education that is historically accurate and inclusive of peoples who have been misrepresented and over-looked in the teaching and learning of U.S. and World History.

Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston Newton $5,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to bring together musicians and audiences through outstanding performances of new and traditional chamber orchestra music, cooperative governance, and unique educational outreach to diverse communities.

Project STEP Boston $11,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to address the historic under-representation of people of color in classical music, Project STEP identifies, trains, educates and guides gifted young African-American and Latino string players in greater Boston for careers as performers and teachers in classical music, demonstrating to aspiring young musicians that the classical music profession is open to them, regardless of racial or ethnic background.

Provincetown Art Association and Museum Provincetown $19,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to promote and cultivate the practice and appreciation of all branches of the fine arts; to assemble and maintain in the town of Provincetown and environs a collection of art of merit; to hold exhibitions; and by forums, concerts, and similar activities, to promote education of the public in the arts and social intercourse between artists and laymen.

Provincetown Arts Press Provincetown $5,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to focus broadly on artists, performers, and writers who inhabit or visit the tip of Cape Cod, and to stimulate creative activity and enhance public awareness of the nation’s oldest continuous art colony.

Provincetown Film Society Provincetown $13,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to showcase independent American and international films, to nurture aspiring independent filmmakers, to honor industry luminaries, to preserve and sustain cinema as an art form and educational forum, and to increase the economic and cultural vitality of our community.

Puppet Showplace Brookline $9,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to support excellence in puppetry as a theatrical experience that educates, enlightens, and entertains all audiences.

Radius Ensemble Concord $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to liberate classical music for a new generation of music lovers with a fresh combination of eclectic programming and intimate performances by extraordinary musicians.

RAW Art Works Lynn $24,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to use the power of the arts to nurture growth in at-risk children and teens.

Rehearsal for Life Boston $18,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to use theater to foster imagination, self esteem and trust in young people; to engage youth in the production of original musical theater for audiences of all ages; to promote community by building bridges across geographic and socio-economic boundaries in greater Boston.

Revels Watertown $19,700

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to promote community and public education through understanding and appreciation of traditional music, dance, drama and ritual through musical theater, workshops, recordings, song-books and communal celebration.

Revolutionary Spaces Boston $31,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to bring people together to explore the American struggle to create and sustain a free society, singularly evoked by Boston’s Old South Meeting House and Old State House. We steward these buildings as gathering spaces for the open exchange of ideas and the continuing practice of democracy, inspiring all who believe in the power of people to govern themselves.

Robert Treat Paine Estate Waltham $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide guidance and financial support to the City of Waltham, the property owner, in its preservation of Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate, and its oversight of the estate as an educational resource for the local and national community.

Rockport Music Rockport $34,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to present exceptional musical performances and events year round, including the acclaimed Rockport Chamber Music Festival; classical, jazz, folk, and world music concerts; HD simulcasts from the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet, and England’s National Theatre; and educational enrichment programs for including school outreach programs, family and community concerts, lectures, open rehearsals, and master classes.

Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum New Bedford $9,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to preserve one of the nation’s finest Greek Revival mansions and its historic grounds and gardens to the highest standard; to interest and educate the public through exhibits and interpretive historical and horticultural programs that document the history of New Bedford and important chapters in American history through the lives of the three families who lived in the house; and to acquire and care for appropriate artifacts, furnishings and period collections.

Salamander Boston $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to affirm the power of the arts to illuminate our lives by bringing transformative, high-quality writing to the informed general reader.

Sarasa Cambridge $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to perform classical music of outstanding quality, and bring this music to diverse communities.

Shakespeare & Company Lenox $37,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to create a theater of excellence offering performances of classical and new works and generating opportunities for collaboration between actors and directors from all different backgrounds; to provide unique in-depth classical training and performance methods to theatre professionals; to transform the way in which Shakespeare is taught both in and after school through high-impact residencies, workshops and performances that are dynamic, intellectually challenging and emotionally engaging.

Shelter Music Boston Arlington $5,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to bring classical music to Boston’s homeless population.

Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program Williamsburg $17,900

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide adolescents through seniors the highest quality arts education in an inspiring setting at affordable prices.

Sociedad Latina Boston $21,700

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to celebrate Latino culture and heritage while working to end the destructive cycles of poverty and lack of youth educational and professional opportunities within the community.

Somerville Arts Council Somerville $11,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to make the arts an integral part of life in Somerville by sponsoring high quality programming, accessible to all community members, that celebrates creativity and community; supporting local artists and cultural organizations; and serving as a resource and advocate for the arts and culture.

South Shore Art Center Cohasset $13,400

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to foster an understanding and appreciation by communities south of Boston of the visual arts through exhibitions and education.

South Shore Conservatory Hingham $40,400

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide access to quality education in the arts in the communities south of Boston.

Southeastern Massachusetts Arts Collaborative Attleboro $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide southeastern Massachusetts’ schools and communities with quality in-school and out-of-school training, education and performance opportunities in creative writing, dance, drama, film/video, music and visual arts.

SpeakEasy Stage Company Boston $21,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to stage Boston premieres, champion local talent, and connect Boston audiences and artists through the production of relevant, intimate, and surprising theater.

Spinner Publications New Bedford $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to record and promote the history and culture of the cities and towns of southeastern Massachusetts, primarily through the publication of books, and to foster the growth of writers, artists and citizen historians.

Spontaneous Celebrations Boston $6,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to create and sustain a community cultural life that unites and empowers youth, families and communities for change through the creative arts, to produce seasonal community celebrations in the Jamaica Plain and Roxbury neighborhoods, and to maintain a diverse community cultural center for all.

Springfield City Library Springfield $15,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to engage a diverse community and connect them to timely, accessible resources through responsive public service in order to: promote lifelong learning, independence and individual personal achievement for citizens of all ages, and to provide opportunities for community members to challenge and examine their world and to explore the diversity of other worlds and heritages.

Springfield Museums Springfield $50,400

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to stimulate enthusiasm, encourage scholarship and engage diverse audiences by making the collections accessible and promoting their use for educational, recreational and informational purposes.

Springfield Symphony Orchestra Springfield $21,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to maintain and further develop a professional symphony orchestra that produces musical performances of high artistic quality and that is an integral part of the region; to entertain and educate audiences of all ages; to expand and develop audiences for music; and to sponsor related programs and concerts that enhance the musical life of the region.

StageSource Boston $6,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide leadership and services to advance the art of theatre in the Greater Boston region.

Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute Williamstown $60,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to advance scholarship and extend the public understanding of art.

Suzuki School of Newton Newton $18,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to cultivate beautiful hearts in children through beautiful music; that is, promote early childhood, intellectual, and character development by instilling in them a lifelong love and respect of music.

Symphony by the Sea Beverly $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to serve all segments of the north of Boston community by offering classical music performed locally at the highest artistic standards and to provide classical music education to adults and children through community outreach and in partnership with public schools in Essex County.

The Berkshire Historical Society Pittsfield $5,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to collect, preserve, and disseminate the history of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, and to use its collections for research, exhibition, education, and loan, including its principal artifact, Arrowhead, home of Herman Melville.

The Berkshire Music School Pittsfield $10,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to foster the love and pursuit of music for all ages through quality music education activities, community collaborations, and performance opportunities.

The Boch Center Boston $60,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to honor all aspects of the performing arts, present the finest cultural attractions and evoke a greater awareness of how integral a role the performing arts play in the education of our youth; we maintain the belief that the arts make and keep us a civilized nation.

The Boston Camerata Boston $6,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: for live, historically informed, professional performances of European and American music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras; study and research into musical sources of the past; sound recordings and media projects; and community outreach and musical education.

The Boston Conservatory at Berklee Boston $30,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to train exceptional young performing artists for careers that enrich and transform the human experience using skills, creativity, and courage nourished in a vibrant, multidisciplinary community of musicians, dancers, and actors.

The Cantata Singers Boston $10,900

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to share with the community the power of music to enrich the human spirit through works old and new, familiar and unfamiliar.

The Cape Cod Museum of Art Dennis $12,400

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to educate, inspire, and excite the imagination of all by using our outstanding collection and diverse programming.

The Cape Cod Theatre Project Falmouth $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to contribute to the vitality of American theater by (1) developing new American plays; (2) bringing audiences into the development process, thereby increasing their understanding of and commitment to theater; and (3) administering an intern program to encourage a new generation to embrace theater as part of their lives.

The Care Center Holyoke $21,100

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to motivate teens, particularly pregnant and parenting teens, to reach their academic goals and achieve self-sufficiency through an educationally-enhanced program that focuses on the arts, humanities, and sciences.

The Center for Independent Documentary Boston $29,900

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to produce and distribute social issue media in partnership with independent filmmakers.

The Coalition for Buzzards Bay New Bedford $37,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to promote restoration, protection, and sustainable use and enjoyment of Buzzards Bay.

The Community Art Center Cambridge $16,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to cultivate an engaged community of youth whose powerful artistic voices transform their lives, their neighborhoods, and their worlds.

The Dance Complex Cambridge $13,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to maintain an historic building and an artist run center dedicated to promoting, advancing, and sponsoring artistic endeavors, creative work, and education in dance and the movement arts.

The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts Boston $17,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide opportunities for people of all ages from Jamaica Plain and surrounding communities to develop their skills, creativity, and self-expression through training in the fine and applied arts.

The Emily Dickinson Museum Amherst $12,200

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to educate diverse audiences about the writings, life, times, and enduring relevance of the poet Emily Dickinson and her family, and to preserve and interpret the family Homestead.

The Firehouse Center for the Arts Newburyport $13,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to advance the arts and humanities in the Greater Newburyport region by: fostering the growth and development of individual and cultural organizations through our programs and services; and, stimulating the understanding of and participation in the arts and humanities.

The Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge $22,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to assist in the conservation of the cemetery’s natural beauty and to increase awareness of its cultural, historic and natural resources.

The History Project Boston $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide a forum for educating members of the general public about lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people in Massachusetts; to establish a research collection of archival materials and a repository for them; to make these materials available through exhibitions, publications, and other projects; and to work with LGBT organizations on documenting and preserving a record of their organizational history.

The Hitchcock Center Amherst $12,900

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide innovative, place-based educational programs for all people who seek greater environmental knowledge, understanding and action in support of a more ecologically sustainable, socially just, and culturally rich future.

The House of the Seven Gables Salem $22,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to preserve and interpret the history of Salem through its historic site and collection of artifacts; to make Salem’s history universally accessible to local residents, school children and national and international visitors.

The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston $60,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation, and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists and the creative process.

The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Great Barrington $24,900

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to support year-round programming at this multi-disciplinary presenting venue in southern Berkshire County.

The Massachusetts Review Amherst $5,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to publish an independent quarterly of literature, the arts, and public affairs dedicated to addressing urgent concerns in society and to expanding awareness of and interest in other cultures.

The Nature Connection Concord $5,900

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to support the human spirit by offering and building connections between people and the natural world.

The New England Quarterly Boston $5,100

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to encourage the study of New England’s history and culture and, through quarterly publication and related activities, to enlighten the public about their significance and diversity.

The New Repertory Theatre Watertown $20,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to present innovative productions from the contemporary and classic repertoire, as well as regional premieres and works by promising new playwrights; and to serve as a regional resource that includes varied forms of education and outreach.

The Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge $42,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to present, preserve and study the art of illustration and serve as a resource for reflection, involvement, and discovery inspired by Norman Rockwell and the power of visual images to shape and reflect society.

The Northampton Academy of Music Northampton $9,700

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to support the Academy’s Season Series and youth programs.

The Orion Society Great Barrington $15,900

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to invite readers into a community of caring for the planet through writing and art that explore the connection between nature and culture.

The Performance Project Northampton $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to create and perform high quality original works of movement and theater with men and women in jail, those who have been released from jail, and professional artists.

The Rivers School Conservatory Weston $15,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide musical instruction and inspiration to students of all ages and backgrounds and to make a significant contribution to the region’s cultural life through concerts and the Seminar on Contemporary Music.

The Society of Arts and Crafts Boston $16,300

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to support excellence in craft by encouraging the creation, collection, and promotion of the work of contemporary craft artists; and to educate and advance public appreciation of fine craftsmanship in clay, glass, fiber, metal, mixed media, and wood.

The Spectrum Singers Boxborough $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to perform music from the pre-Renaissance to the present, emphasizing seldom-heard works by master composers in creative programs that illuminate contrasts and resonances among the works.

The Theater Offensive Boston $16,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to present liberating art by, for, and about queer and trans people of color that transcends artistic boundaries, celebrates cultural abundance, and dismantles oppression.

The Trustees of Smith College Northampton $15,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to promote teaching and learning with exceptional art through SCMA’s permanent collection, exhibitions, and educational programs, which serve and inspire the academic and local community as well as the Museum’s broader audiences.

The Umbrella Community Arts Center Concord $21,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to inspire creativity, learning, and personal growth through arts education programs, performing and visual arts presentations, and community collaborations.

The Writers’ Room of Boston Boston $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to promote the creation of literature by providing affordable, quiet, and secure workspace for Boston area writers, while also stimulating broader public interest in literature through the work produced in the Writers’ Room and through free public readings and other literary events.

The Yard Chilmark $16,700

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to nurture the creation of new work in dance and the performing arts, and to enrich the lives of island residents by providing opportunities to view and experience high quality dance and performing arts.

Tower Hill Botanic Garden Boylston $39,300

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to inspire the use and appreciation of horticulture to improve lives, enrich communities, and strengthen commitment to the natural world.

Triboro Youth Theatre Attleboro $5,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide cultural enrichment for young people, ages from 4 – 19, through training and performance experience in acting, music, movement, speech, dance, and off stage, technical work.

Triple Shadow Otis $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to create films and perform theater with live music, video, masks, acting, dance and puppetry.

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill Truro $13,900

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to create an inclusive and supportive arts community by providing a wide range of experiences (including workshops, lectures, exhibitions, performances, special events and short-term artist residencies) to students and artists at all levels of ability.

Tsongas Industrial History Center Lowell $14,300

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to encourage the study of the causes and consequences of the American Industrial Revolution and to work with the University, National Park and area schools to strengthen public education in the region.

Tunefoolery Music Boston $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide musicians in mental health recovery the opportunity to perform, gain musical education and growth, provide other mental health consumers access to quality cultural programming, and provide education to youth and the general public.

UMASS Amherst Asian Arts & Culture Program Amherst $6,900

Cultural Investment Portfolio: for public cultural programming.

Urbano Project Boston $8,400

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to bring together Boston youth together with professional artists to ignite social change through participatory, transdisciplinary works of contemporary art that engage their communities.

USS Constitution Museum Boston $32,400

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to engage all ages in the story of ‘Old Ironsides’ to spark excitement about maritime heritage, naval service, and the American experience.

Voices Boston Brookline $6,300

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to transform children into performing artists through training in voice, drama and dance, and empower them to engage with audiences in profound ways.

Voices Rising Arlington $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to celebrate the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and women’s communities in and around Boston through the growing tradition of the women’s choral movement.

WAM Theatre Lenox $6,100

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to produce theatrical events with a focus on women theatre artists and stories about women and girls.

Waterfront Historic Area League of New Bedford New Bedford $7,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to promote the restoration and reuse of historic structures throughout New Bedford through preservation, advocacy and education.

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater Wellfleet $16,400

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to present professional quality theater to the audiences of Cape Cod, provide an alternative theater experience not otherwise available in the region, and support our commitment to providing thought-provoking programming year round.

Westport River Watershed Alliance Westport $10,100

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to educate the watershed community about its natural resources; to promote and advocate environmental stewardship and preservation of these resources and to recognize their aesthetic, recreational, and economic benefits.

Wheelock Family Theatre Boston $15,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide high quality, affordable, professional theatre to children and families of diverse background and physical ability and to reduce prejudice and increase access to the theatre experience.

William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences Boston $10,900

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to promote, encourage and disseminate literary, artistic and cultural expression of the subjects of war and social consequences, political violence and social justice.

Williams College Museum of Art Williamstown $15,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to make dynamic art experiences that incite new thinking about art, museums, and the world.

Williamstown Theatre Festival Williamstown $37,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to produce classic and new works with distinction, offer emerging theater artists exceptional opportunities, and create and sustain programs that have the potential to serve a diverse community.

Woods Hole Film Festival Falmouth $6,400

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to support special film and science screening events, workshops, and additional workshops and a kid film screening weekend.

Worcester Art Museum Worcester $60,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to support the promotion of art and art education, the preservation and exhibition of works and objects of art, and the making and exhibiting of collections of such works; and to provide instruction in the industrial and fine arts for the benefit of all.

Worcester Center for Crafts Worcester $14,700

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to sustain craft as a vital part of our world through support for the craft-artist entrepreneur, craft education, and developing the craft market.

Worcester Center for the Performing Arts Worcester $57,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to foster a love and appreciation for the performing arts in audiences of today and tomorrow.

Worcester Chamber Music Society Worcester $7,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to bring classical chamber music to a wide variety of people in the community.

Worcester County Mechanics Association Worcester $26,700

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to preserve and promote Mechanics Hall, America’s finest pre-Civil War concert hall, as an inspirational performance and gathering space among emerging and established performing arts and presenting organizations.

Young at Heart Chorus Northampton $6,300

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to present a positive image of aging and dispel stereotypes of the elderly through musical and theatrical performances.

Young Audiences of Massachusetts Boston $13,600

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to educate, inspire and empower the youth of Massachusetts through the arts by presenting high-quality, diverse, multi-disciplinary, learning-focused arts programming to students throughout the Commonwealth.

Zamir Chorale of Boston Newton $6,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to preserve, promote, and perpetuate Jewish culture for a wide variety of audiences through choral performances, symposia, recordings, publications, and the commissioning of new musical works.

Zeiterion Theatre New Bedford $28,800

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to provide New Bedford and the Southcoast region with performing arts programming that inspires, educates, engages and entertains by presenting programs of excellence that speak to a diversity of cultures and interests; Encourage and enrich young people’s participation, experience and understanding of the arts and creativity and by participating in New Bedford’s revitalization efforts.

Zephyr Press Brookline $4,500

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to publish literary titles that foster a deeper understanding of other cultures and languages, with a focus on contemporary literature in translation from Russia, Eastern Europe, and East Asia; and to further promote cross-cultural exchange by organizing bilingual readings, translation workshops, and other cultural events.

Zoo New England Boston $60,000

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to inspire people to protect and sustain the natural world for future generations by creating fun and engaging experiences that integrate wildlife and conservation programs, research, and education.

Zumix Boston $17,300

Cultural Investment Portfolio: to channel the motivation generated by music and technology to develop focus, discipline, and study skills in urban youth, a population at great risk of educational failure and vocational marginality; and to build community through the arts in East Boston.

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