Arts & Culture

The Nord Family Foundation supports a variety of organizations through its Arts and Culture program area, in fields of theater and performing arts, visual arts, and music.  Amidst this variety of art forms, there is an underlying theme and priority for programs that engage children and youth, particularly those who may otherwise have limited access and exposure to the arts.  We also provide significant operating support to arts organizations housed within the New Union Center for the Arts, a community venue that is owned and operated by the Foundation.

2014 Arts & Culture Grants

ArtReach, Inc.

Denver, CO
$7,500

in support of community tickets

 

Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, OH
$35,000

in continued support of summer music program scholarships for Lorain County students

 

The Beck Center for the Cultural Arts

Lakewood, OH
$30,000

in support of Early Childhood Arts Education in Lorain County

 

Center for Arts‑Inspired Learning

Cleveland, OH
$30,000

for arts education programming

 

The Children’s Museum of Denver, Inc.

Denver, CO
$10,000

in support of the Sponsored Admissions and Memberships Program

 

Choral Spectrum

Oberlin, OH
$4,000

in support of general operations and vocal choral performances

 

The Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland, OH
$1,050

in support of distance learning outreach with Firelands High School

 

Cleveland International Film Festival, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
$10,000

in support of the 38th Cleveland International Film Festival Screenings at the Apollo Theatre in Oberlin

 

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Cleveland, OH
$33,000

toward the Appreciative Inquiry Facilitation Project, to engage community stakeholders in the Museum’s capital campaign

 

The Cleveland Play House

Cleveland, OH
$150,000

to empower schools through “Building Drama Programs and Building Communities” project, over two years

 

The Columbia Film Society

Columbia, SC
$20,944

in support of “Come Around My Way,” an afterschool media education program, over three years

 

Columbia Museum of Art

Columbia, SC
$9,969

for continued support toward arts education outreach programming for children

 

Common Ground

Oberlin, OH
$630

in support of a retreat on capacity building for arts programming in Lorain County

 

Cultural Data Project

Philadelphia, PA
$15,000

in support of the Ohio Cultural Data Project applications in northeast Ohio

 

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts

Aurora, CO
$12,000

toward The Art of Transformation, on‑site sequential arts programming for children

 

The Eleanor B. Rainey Memorial Institute, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
$10,000

in support of the 2014 summer arts camp program

 

Firelands Association for the Visual Arts

Oberlin, OH
$57,000

in continued support of general operations

 

Great Lakes Theater Festival, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
$20,000

in continued support of the outreach surround programming in Lorain County

 

I Can Schools

Cleveland, OH
$18,000

in support of the string pilot program

 

Joyful Noise Neighborhood Music School

Cleveland, OH
$5,000

in support of the ‘Make a Joyful Noise’ program, providing free musical education, instruments and enrichment activities

 

Lake Erie Ink

Cleveland Heights, OH
$5,000

in support of Digital Express, a multimedia project using technology to tell stories

Littleton Town Hall Arts Center

Littleton, CO
$12,000

in support of Arts on the Move for children

 

Lorain County Community College Foundation

Elyria, OH
$15,000

in support of follow the ‘Fish Art and Adventure Trail’ arts initiative

 

Lorain Historical Society

Lorain, OH
$1,652

to hire a consultant for strategic planning

 

Lorain Palace Civic Center

Lorain, OH
$30,000

in support of general operations

 

The MAD* Factory

Oberlin, OH
$50,000

in continued support of general operations

 

Neos Dance Theatre

Ashland, OH
$10,000

in support of summer scholarships for the Oberlin Dance Intensive

 

The Nord Family Foundation Initiative

Amherst, OH
$40,000

in support of capacity building for arts programs in Lorain County

 

Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra, Inc.

Oberlin, OH
$25,000

in continued support of general operations

 

Oberlin Choristers

Oberlin, OH
$25,000

in continued support of general operations

 

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH
$2,000

in support of a community discussion on The Amerikans, a film initiative in Lorain County

 

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH
$20,000

for continued support of the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival

 

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH
$525

in continued support of the Oberlin Community Music School’s Mega Musical Mash‑up

 

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH
$134,000

as fiscal agent for StoryLens to launch the real stories of Lorain County with the Apollo outreach, over two years

 

Ohio Dance Theatre

Oberlin, OH
$58,000

in continued support of general operations

 

Ohio Dance Theatre

Oberlin, OH
$535

in support of general operations

 

PlatteForum

Denver, CO
$18,000

in support of ArtLab, Creative Residency, and Learning Lab programs

 

Professional Flair/Dancing Wheels

Cleveland, OH
$7,000

in continued support toward community outreach programming for local disability service organizations

 

South Carolina Philharmonic

Columbia, SC
$15,000

in support of general operations

 

TrueNorth Performing Arts Foundation

Sheffield Village, OH
$12,000

in support of general operations and scholarships

 

University Circle, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
$12,500

in support of the Early Learning Initiative (ELI) for Lorain County students

 

Workshop Players, Inc.

Amherst, OH
$2,000

in support of the youth outreach program

Total Arts and Culture    $974,305

Grand Total of 2014 Arts & Culture, Civic Affairs, Education, Health & Social Services and Other Grants: $5,919,412

Other Years: 2013, 2015