Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofits around the US continue to do great work in their communities. Here’s the latest group we want to recognize and celebrate.
The Smithsonian is inspiring digital exploration and discovery.
This Smithsonian Learning Lab is a free, interactive virtual platform that allows you to access the world’s largest museum collections from home. Discover millions of digital resources, curate your own collections, and share them with others. A great resource for teachers, students, and families looking for ways to learn from a world-class museum from afar.
The Reading Public Museum lets you explore the universe.
These 25-minute planetarium films are free and updated weekly. Each video comes with a comprehensive educator’s guide. But they aren’t just for teachers. These films, filled with interplanetary exploration, are great for any age.
Great Lakes Theater is ensuring the show can go on.
Silent auctions are more successful than ever before. Great Lakes Theater pivoted their 2020 gala auction to an entirely virtual format. Bidders could sponsor their favorite theater character, win a walk-on role in an upcoming show, or support education programs. There was also a silver lining. Virtual silent auctions can be held over several days or weeks, resulting in more revenue.
The Cleveland International Film Festival is bridging distant cultures.
This beloved annual event was nearly canceled until they made the brave decision to switch to an entirely virtual, streaming format. Viewers could purchase single-stream tickets or an all-access membership to the full list of international films. Update: CIFF shattered their goal for ticket sales and streamed over 42,000 films. Read all about their success here.
Cuyahoga Arts and Culture is providing an economic lifeline.
CAC, one of the largest public arts funders in the nation, stewards millions of dollars each year to nonprofits who invest in the community. In response to empty stages, CAC approved accelerating over $5 million in grants to provide critical gap funding to arts organizations, who not only add cultural value to our communities but also contribute greatly to the state’s economic health.
See how we’ve helped even more nonprofits do good work.