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Many of our programs would not be possible without the participation and generosity of others. These organizations are dedicated to the services The International Association of Blacks in Dance provides directly to the Dance community and the Arts.

 
D O N O R S
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation  The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation endeavors to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies.
 Ford Foundation Across eight decades, the Ford Foundation's mission has been to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 

The mission of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is to improve the quality of people's lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research and child well-being, and through preservation of the cultural and environmental legacy of Doris Duke's properties.

Performing Arts Readiness The Performing Arts Readiness project was formed in the recognition that performing arts organizations are especially vulnerable to disasters and emergencies which can halt performances, sometimes indefinitely, and can put an organization out of business overnight.
 Howard Gilman Foundation Howard Gilman believed in the power of the arts to transform lives. The Howard Gilman Foundation honors his legacy by supporting the most robust, innovative, and promising performing arts organizations in New York City.
 National Endowment for the Arts The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.
 

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage (the Center) is a multidisciplinary grantmaker and hub for knowledge-sharing, dedicated to fostering a vibrant cultural community in Greater Philadelphia. The Center invests in ambitious, imaginative, and catalytic work that showcases the region’s cultural vitality and enhances public life, and we engage in an ongoing exchange of ideas concerning artistic and interpretive practice with a broad network of cultural practitioners and leaders.

John Jones Memorial Fund 

The John Jones Memorial Fund donated by Delores Browne. Delores Browne is a native of Philadelphia, and was a student of Marion Cyujet at the Judimar School. At 14 was a awarded a scholarship to further her ballet training. She later auditioned for the American School of Ballet and became one of six black students in the school. Her dream was to eventually join the ranks of the New York City Ballet. She was a member of the New York Negro Ballet in 1957.

 Baltimore DanceTech Baltimore DanceTech's mission is to provide a professional dance education for all students, whether or not they aspire to a professional career.

P A R T N E R S
 Dance Magazine Dance Magazine is an influential American trade publication for dance published by the Macfadden Communications Group.
DanceNYC Dance/NYC's mission is to promote the knowledge, appreciation, practice, and performance of dance in the metropolitan New York City area. It embeds values of equity and inclusion into all aspects of the organization. It works in alliance with Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance.
 Dance Theatre of Harlem

Dance Theatre of Harlem is a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim, encompassing a performing Ensemble, a leading arts education center and Dancing Through Barriers®, a national and international education and community outreach program.

 Dance/USA Dance/USA champions an inclusive and equitable dance field by leading, convening, advocating, and supporting individuals and organizations.
 MOBBallet MOBBallet reinstates and preserves the contributions and stories of Black artists in the field of ballet. MOBB will invoke the sentiment of a digital Museum through archival information of Blacks in Ballet, sharing Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet in the form of oral histories.