Foundations and Corporations
We wish to thank and acknowledge our many foundation and corporate supporters whose contributions to Arts Unbound provide opportunity for new or expanded visual art classes, retail sales enhancement and other programmatic ventures. We are grateful to them for their trust in us and for their commitment to the arts and the needs of people with disabilities. Along with these foundations, we have "linked up" with various other art-related venues; this list will surely continue to grow!
- Chancy Foundation providing a scholarship fund for those individual students enrolled in master classes. The Foundation has also contributed toward the redesign of the Arts Unbound web site.
- Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation granting dollars to support intensive visual arts classes for adolescents and adults living with autism. Classes are conducted in both Essex (Arts Unbound studio in Orange) and Bergen (YMCA in Ridgewood) Counties.
http://www.djfiddlefoundation.org Also see this video which appeared on ABC-TV news: http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/video?id=7870809
- Grotta Fund for Senior Care providing a grant to create the first program in Art Therapy for seniors with significant behavioral and emotional challenges.
- JP Morgan Chase Foundation for providing funds to support the Valley Arts District through provision of classes in the visual arts, tours of the Arts Unbound gallery and exhibition of artwork by artists living in the region.
- The Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement supporting Arts Unbound’s Senior Division, Generations, that provides ongoing classes in the visual arts to senior citizens with disabilities.
- Kessler Foundation provides support for meaningful retail opportunities in the visual arts for persons with disabilities. The foundation encourages Arts Unbound to develop creative approaches to offering earnings potential to emerging and established artists living with mobility impairments.
- Newark Diocese providing support for the Arts Unbound gallery and retail division.
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Fund which supports art classes for Arts Unbound clients living with traumatic brain injury.
- United Way of Greater Union County (formerly the United Way of Summit, Berkeley Heights and New Providence) support visual arts classes for youth and adults with disabilities.
- Bass Foundation funding classes in the visual arts for at-risk youth in Essex County
- May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust providing support for programming and general operating expenses.
- Fannie and Morris Sklaw Foundation providing support for programming and general operating expenses.
- Robert Abramson Foundation for support of programming and events for students and artists with disabilities.
- Verizon Foundation providing dollars to support the Arts Unbound gallery and retail division, and to provide classes in graphic design to students with disabilities as well as for senior citizens in the Arts Unbound Generations Program.
- NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities supports a program that will create a retail division in the visual arts for persons with developmental disabilities over three years.
- New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner of the National Endowment for the Arts providing funding for general operating expenses associated with classes, events and promotion of artists.
- Wachovia Bank providing several years of funding through the Valley Arts System (Hands, Inc) to Arts Unbound
- PNC Bank provides funding through the Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program to support capital improvements, classes in the visual arts, and exhibition events at Arts Unbound
- Columbia Bank provding general operating support.