Robert Sterling Clark Foundation
The Foundation currently focuses its grantmaking on four areas: ensuring access to comprehensive reproductive health information and services; strengthening cultural institutions; improving the performance of public institutions in New York; and a new initiative, international cultural engagement. Reproductive grants protect and expand womenís access to reproductive health services through laws, policies and practices; comprehensive sexuality education in the classroom; developing new pro-choice messages; and mobilizing an informed grassroots constituency. Here the Foundation supports national and regional organizations working on these issues. Strengthening cultural institutions grants support program assessment and long-range strategic planning; board recruitment and development; development of individual contributions; generation of related and non-related earned income; joint marketing aimed at reducing participating organizationsí expenses; and high tech applications. Grants to improve the performance of public institutions in New York support advocacy organizations that seek to safeguard the well being of those who are most dependent on government programs as well as ensuring that all children in New York State receive an adequate education. The newest initiative, international cultural engagement, seeks to improve the United Statesí image abroad. In this case, the Foundation hopes to promote support for international arts and cultural exchange by providing information that can make the case with public and private funders to invest in such exchanges. The board of directors meets quarterly in January, April, July, and October. The Foundation receives and reviews proposals year-round. Additional information can be found on the Web site.
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