Grants Awarded (2000 and earlier)
- UCLA CULTURAL VIRTUAL REALITY LAB (ROME REBORN)
Since the fall of 1995, professors of Architecture, Classics, and Education at UCLA, in conjunction with several operating programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust, with museum and archaeology officials from Rome, and with our Foundation’s support, have been developing a virtual reality model of the ancient city of Rome. This initial activity has now, with our continued funding, helped to establish the Lab where sites of antiquity are being modeled in virtual reality and used in a variety of settings to promote education for children and adults.
- FROSTIG CENTER
The initial grant of $26,345.00 was to support a national symposium designed to develop links between researchers and educational technology experts in industry. Participants included professors from a variety of universities and representatives from Xerox, IBM, Microsoft, Edmark, and The Learning Company. Current funding has established an endowment at the California Community Center to support Frostig’s Center for Technology and Learning Disabilities. The Center uses a vast array of assistive technologies to help individuals compensate for learning differences.
- PF BRESEE FOUNDATION
This organization is an active after-school center which provides many services to high-risk children in the mid-city (Rampart District) area. Our initial funding was directed toward the development of a computer lab to provide quality computer education and employment training for the young people who visited the Youth Center. Current funding will establish a state-of-the-art computer center in Bresee's new building which will serve a much broader sector of the neighborhood population. Twenty-three other California-based Foundations also support the activities of Bresee, including the Irvine Foundation, Parsons Foundation, Ahmanson Foundation, Wellness Foundation, and the Roth Family Foundation.
- ST. MARK’S SCHOOL
This award-winning elementary school in Altadena serves a well-diversified population of children. Our current funding supports the renovation and expansion of their arts education facilities known as the "Art Barn." This non-profit day school was established in 1966 and has a serious commitment to arts education.
- OPEN CHARTER SCHOOL
This California "Distinguished School" has a long history of innovative education programs. The school has gained an international reputation for its creative instructional programs and intensive integrated use of technology. The Foundation has supported, over the course of the last three years, the dissemination of their curriculum and teaching methods through an annual "Institute" which as been attended by teachers representing many schools throughout Los Angeles. Currently, in the present funding cycle, we have made a significant commitment to arts education by matching a large contribution by the parent fund-raising body and together developing an orchestra program for the students with music instruction and providing a permanent collection of instruments.
- LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE
The Foundation has made a commitment to the development of outreach education programs in choral music for students in the Los Angeles Unified School District. We have funded the position of their new education director and are supporting her work in initiation programs throughout the community.
- SANTA FE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
music education and worked together to develop an educational plan for the public elementary schools in Santa Fe. Recently, the consultants were reunited and spent the weekend in our new "House" in Santa Fe, and continued to work on the development of their plans for the "Music Weaver" project. The Foundation intends to continue support of this project. In addition, the grant funds have been used to support the "Distinguished Young Artist" program of the Festival which brings young professional artists to Santa Fe during the summer for master class training, performance, and teaching.
- THE JOY OF SINGING
This New York-based group focuses on the development of young professional singers and the commission of art song repertoire from young American composers. The group supports an annual competition of singers and composers and presents them in a "town hall" recital.
- THE DON BRINEGAR SINGERS
This local chamber choir has an educational outreach program in choral music which auditions and selects high school students for year-long participation with the group. The young students prepare the repertoire the choir is performing in concert, sit in with the singers during rehearsal, and then attend the concerts.
- LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Our grant to this orchestra goes to support the "Family Concerts" and the educational activities associated with each event. In addition, we have helped to underwrite a performance of the Bach B Minor Mass, a joint project between the L.A. Chamber Orchestra and the L.A. Master Chorale.