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.

2016 Arts & Culture Grants

Choral Spectrum

Oberlin, OH
2,000

in support of choral concerts and rehearsals, utilizing orchestral musicians for performances

 

Cleveland Festival of Art and Technology, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
9,500

in support of Dancer’s Dérive: A Journey of the Unplanned and Unexpected

 

Cleveland Opera Theater

Cleveland, OH
35,000

in support of general operations and organizational expansion for the 2015‑2016 season

 

The Cleveland Play House

Cleveland, OH
75,000

 in continued support of Education & Engagement, over three years

 

Cleveland State University Foundation

Cleveland, OH
2,000

in continued support of the Cleveland Arts Education Consortium

 

The Columbia Film Society

Columbia, SC
50,000

 in support of general operations

 

Curious Theatre Company

Denver, CO
10,000

in support of the Curious New Voices Youth Playwriting Program

 

The Eleanor B. Rainey Memorial Institute, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
10,000

 in support of the El Sistema@Rainey Orchestral Music Program

  

Firelands Association for the Visual Arts

Oberlin, OH
57,000

in continued support of general operations

 

The MAD* Factory

Oberlin, OH
50,000

in continued support of general operations

 

Main Street Oberlin, Inc.

Oberlin, OH
1,500

in support of the 2016 Chalk Walk arts event in Oberlin, Ohio

 

Mirror Image

Arvada, CO
10,000

in support of general operations

 

 Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA)

Cleveland, OH
70,000

in support of Youth Educational Programming, over two years

Music On A Mission, Inc.

Avon Lake, OH
2,000

toward programming in Elyria Schools

 

Musical Arts Association

Cleveland, OH
180,000

in continued support of education programming, over three years

 

Neos Dance Theatre

Ashland, OH
10,000

in support of Oberlin Summer Dance Intensive

 

The Nord Family Foundation Initiative

Amherst, OH
100,000

in continued support of capacity building for arts programs in Lorain County

 

Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra, Inc.

Oberlin, OH
1,815

for the New Union Center for the Arts project update event

 

Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra, Inc.

Oberlin, OH
35,000

in continued support of general operations

 

Oberlin Center for the Arts

Oberlin, OH
750,000

in continued support of capacity building for arts programs in Lorain County

 

Oberlin Choristers

Oberlin, OH
37,500

in continued support of general operations and administrative enhancements

 

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH
2,000

for Community Music School scholarships

 

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH
35,000

in support of Free Family Theater for the Community: The Summer 2016 Season of the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival

 

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH
15,000

in support of the Oberlin Community Music School

 

Sandstone Summer Theatre of Amherst Ohio, Inc.

Amherst, OH
3,766

for the purchase of a wireless sound system

 

Yates County Arts Council, Inc.

Penn Yan, NY
12,000

in continued support of Yates Youth Art

Arts & Culture Total                 $1,566,081

Grand Total of 2016 Arts & Culture, Civic Affairs, Education, Health & Social Services and Other Grants: $7,097,723

Other years: 2013, 20142015