The Rosemary and David Good Family Foundation funds organizations primarily in Minnesota but also in Michigan. The Foundation typically provides grants ranging from $5,000 – $25,000 in support of specific programs or projects and occasionally provides general operating support.
The Foundation supported the following organizations in 2016:
American Composers Forum
The American Composers Forum provides opportunities for composers and their music to flourish, and engages communities in the creation, performance, and enjoyment of new music. The Foundation supports ACF’s Landmark to Lowertown daytime concert series and the Healing and Hope Through Song project, which draws on the therapeutic power of music and poetry.
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative works with congregational partners to plan, organize neighborhood support, and develop funding for affordable housing. Beacon also provides emergency shelter and advocates for public resources and policies to end homelessness. The Foundation supports Beacon’s general operations.
Cedar Cultural Center
The Cedar promotes intercultural appreciation and understanding through the presentation of global music and dance in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. The Foundation supports the Cedar’s general operations and its Indigenous Music Series featuring critically acclaimed musicians from around the world whose music reflects the traditions and histories of their homeland and cultures.
Dream of Wild Health
Dream of Wild Health is a Native-owned organic farm that promotes health and well-being in the Native community by expanding knowledge of and access to healthy indigenous foods, medicines, and lifeways. The Foundation supports the American Indian Youth Education and Leadership Program where youth learn and practice organic farming, healthy life skills, and Native culture.
Grand Rapids Ballet
The Grand Rapids Ballet is Michigan’s only professional ballet company. Its mission is to lift the human spirit through the art of dance. Grand Rapids Ballet presents numerous styles of dance from some of the finest choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Foundation supports the MOVEMEDIA series, which produces new works by significant and celebrated contemporary choreographers.
Highpoint Center for Printmaking
Highpoint Center for Printmaking is dedicated to advancing the art of printmaking and is the only accessible, community-oriented facility of its kind in the Upper Midwest. The Foundation supports Highpoint’s education and community programs, which provide youth, families, and community members diverse hands-on printmaking experiences through school partnerships, teen programs, and open studio days.
Juxtaposition Arts is a youth arts education program with a teen-staffed art and design enterprise center. It also serves as a local hub for cultural development. The Foundation supports Pathways to College and Careers, a workshop series and internship program that supports entry into higher education, entrepreneurship, and other professional career fields.
Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society collects, preserves, and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs, and book publishing. The Foundation supports the Society’s outreach work of building and sustaining relationships with Dakota and Ojibwe communities.
Minnesota Public Radio
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is one of the nation’s premier public radio stations producing programming for radio, online, and live audiences. It operates a 45-station radio network serving nearly all of Minnesota and parts of surrounding states. The Foundation supports MPR’s general operations.
Mixed Blood Theatre
Mixed Blood is a multi-racial theater company that promotes cultural pluralism and individual equality through artistic excellence. It aims to eliminate barriers to participation in the arts and build relationships with those who have been traditionally underserved. The Foundation supports Mixed Blood’s Radical Hospitality program, which offers no-cost access to all mainstage productions.
Native American Community Development Institute – All My Relations Arts
The Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) is a community development intermediary organization that represents an alliance of Native American non-profits and businesses. The Foundation supports All My Relations Arts and its work to provide access to and engagement in Native arts and culture; enriching the lives of Native people and teaching the wider community about traditional and contemporary Native art.
Northern Lake County Arts Board
The Northern Lake County Arts Board provides arts programming and events to residents and visitors in Lake County, Minnesota. The Foundation supports artist residencies in local schools and workshops that engage the community in the multicultural arts and promotes cultural awareness and development.
OneVillage Partners helps rural villages in sub-Saharan Africa define and address their own needs and build empowered, self-reliant communities. The Foundation supports OneVillage’s general operations in Sierra Leone working with whole villages to achieve their own development objectives. It also supports its Women’s Empowerment Program.
Pillsbury House Theatre
Pillsbury House Theatre’s mission is to create challenging theatre to inspire choice, change, and connection. It works with diverse audiences to create transformational arts experiences including performances and early childhood and youth education. The Foundation supports the Theatre’s mainstage productions.
Project SUCCESS motivates and inspires young people to dream about the future, helps them take steps to get there and gives them the tools they need to achieve their goals. The Foundation supports Project Success’ general operations, including goal setting workshops, theater experiences, and special programs and services.
The Schubert Club invites the world’s finest recital soloists and ensembles to Minnesota and promotes the finest musical talents of Minnesota through performances, education, and museum programs. The Foundation supports Schubert Club Mix, a unique series that takes the formality out of classical music and aims to engage new, diverse audiences with innovative programming, collaborations, and partnerships presented at unique venues.
Springboard for the Arts
Springboard for the Arts is an economic and community development organization that works to cultivate vibrant communities by connecting artists with the skills, information, and services they need to make a living and a life. The Foundation supports Springboard’s general operations throughout Minnesota.
St. Cecilia Music Center
St. Cecilia Music Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan, has offered a range of affordable and accessible music education programs and performances from world-class musicians at the historic Royce Auditorium since 1883. The Foundation supports the annual Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Series.
Ten Thousand Things Theater Company
Ten Thousand Things brings award-winning, high-quality theater to people with little access to the arts. It presents both old and new stories and plays with open interactions between actors and audiences in non-traditional venues at homeless shelters, prisons, low-income housing and community centers. The Foundation supports productions such as the all-female presentation of Henry IV Part I.
The Textile Center is a national center for fiber art that represents and supports fiber artists working in all forms of textile media. It aims to preserve traditional forms as well as encouraging experimentation and new fiber art forms. The Foundation supports the Youth Fiber Art Guild where children explore their creativity as they work together on fiber arts projects from diverse cultures.
TU Dance was founded by Alvin Ailey Dance Theater alumni Toni-Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands and offers a celebrated professional company that draws on diverse dance traditions and accessible dance education at TU Dance Center. The Foundation is supporting a new dance work for TU dance by award winning choreographer Kyle Abraham.
Walker West Music Academy
Walker West Music Academy provides exceptional, affordable music education and enrichment rooted in the African-American cultural experience. Its programs focus on performance and offer a diverse curriculum where people of all ages and backgrounds can gather, explore, and grow through music. The Foundation supports the Walker West Scholarship Program.