The Rosemary and David Good Family Foundation funds organizations primarily in Minnesota but also in Michigan. The Foundation typically provides annual grants ranging from $15,000 – $30,000 in support of specific programs or projects and occasionally provides general operating support. The Foundation has made more general operating grants in recent years to help grantees respond to the changing environment since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Foundation is supporting the following organizations for 2023-2024:
ALL MY RELATIONS ARTS – NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
The Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) is a community development intermediary organization that represents an alliance of Native American nonprofits and businesses. The Foundation provides funding to All My Relations Arts to support Native artists, promote contemporary Native art, and foster community development.
Border CrosSing’s mission is to integrate historically-segregated audiences and musicians through the performance of choral music. In 2020, Border CrosSing was awarded a three-year grant in support of its general operations and strategic goals. In 2023, it received general operating funds.
Cedar Cultural Center
The Cedar promotes intercultural appreciation and understanding through the presentation of global music in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. The Foundation supports the Cedar’s annual Global Roots Festival and its Indigenous Music Series, featuring critically acclaimed musicians whose music reflects the traditions and histories of their people and culture.
Dream of Wild Health
Dream of Wild Health’s mission is to restore health and well-being in the Native community by recovering knowledge of, and access to healthy indigenous foods, medicines and lifeways. The Foundation supports the Youth Education and Leadership Program, where children and teens 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. The Foundation is supporting JUMPSTART, an annual showcase featuring members of the Grand Rapids Ballet company as both choreographers and dancers.
Highpoint Center for Printmaking
Highpoint is the only accessible, community-oriented printmaking facility of its kind in the Upper Midwest. The Foundation supports Highpoint’s education and community programs, which provide youth, families, and the wider community diverse hands-on printmaking experiences through school partnerships, teen programs, and open studio days.
Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA) is a youth art and design education center, gallery, retail shop, and artists’ studio space in North Minneapolis. JXTA receives general operating support for its work to develop community by engaging and employing young urban artists in hands-on creative education initiatives. It also serves as a local hub for cultural and economic development.
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’s latest grant is in support of the Reconnecting Our Roots: Native American Initiatives Teen Program.
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. The Foundation is supporting MPR’s reporting on race, class, and community in North Minneapolis.
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 that engage the community in multicultural arts and promotes cultural awareness and development.
Pillsbury House + Theatre
Pillsbury House + Theatre creates transformational arts experiences, including performances, youth education and community arts programming. This year’s grant is in support of the mainstage production of Christopher Chen’s PASSAGE, a co-production with Exposed Brick Theatre.
The Schubert Club works to cultivate a passion for music through concerts, music education, museum exhibits and student scholarships. The Foundation is a longtime supporter of Schubert Club Mix, a unique series that takes the formality out of classical music and aims to engage new, diverse audiences with innovative programming 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, MI, 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 high-quality theater to people from all backgrounds and life experiences, performing for free at shelters for the unhoused, correctional facilities, senior centers, after-school programs, and locations in greater Minnesota, as well as performances for paying audiences. The Foundation is funding the 2024 production of Lauren Yee’s The Hatmaker’s Wife.
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 is led by Artistic Director and co-founder Toni Pierce-Sands, an Alvin Ailey Dance Theater alum. TU Dance School offers adult, children, teen and pre-professional programming. The Foundation is providing support for the 2024 premiere of THREAT, a full-length dance work by choreographer Yusha-Marie Sorzano.
Twin Cities Public Television
Twin Cities Public Television’s (TPT) mission is to enrich lives and strengthen its community through the power of media. For 2022-2023, the Foundation is supporting STAGE, TPT’s television and digital streaming series focused on the work of Minnesota artists and performing arts organizations.
Walker West Music Academy
Walker West Music Academy provides exceptional, affordable music education and enrichment rooted in the African-American cultural experience. The Foundation provides general operating funds to support Walker West’s expansion of programming to make a bigger difference in the lives of families and students who are most in need.