From large to small, nonprofits around the US continue to do great work in their communities through extended social distancing due to COVID-19. We recognize and celebrate them.
The Smithsonian is inspiring 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 authentic digital resources, curate your own custom collections and share them with family and friends. A great resource for teachers, students and families looking for ways to foster learning from a distance through a world-class museum.
The Reading Public Museum is enabling students to explore the universe.
These 25-minute planetarium documentaries are now accessible for free and updated weekly. Teachers are sharing them with their students as each video also comes with a comprehensive educator’s guide. But they aren’t just for teachers, these films filled with interplanetary exploration and adventure are great for any age.
The Mandel Jewish Community Center is keeping us active while we shelter in place.
Every week the JCC continues offering its rich array of fitness programming through free live Facebook streams. From barre classes to strength training to yoga, there’s something for every fitness level, broadcast from the home gyms of the JCC fitness instructors. There’s no shortage of classes to choose from, or surprise appearances from pets.
Great Lakes Theater is raising money virtually to ensure the show can go on.
Organizations are finding silent auctions more successful than ever before. Great Lakes Theater has pivoted theirs to an entirely virtual format so patrons can continue to support their organization from a distance. Bidders have the option to sponsor their favorite theater character, win a walk-on role in an upcoming show, support education programming, and more. It’s all organized through fundraising software to make it easy for GLT staff to manage remotely.
The Cleveland International Film Festival is bridging distant cultures.
If Tiger King isn’t your thing, consider checking out the offerings of CIFF. This beloved annual event was at risk of cancellation due to the pandemic, but their fearless team decided to move it to an entirely streaming format to continue their mission of promoting artistically and culturally significant film for their most loyal fanbase of Ohio residents. Purchase single-stream tickets or an all-access membership to the full list of international films being offered this year.
Cuyahoga Arts and Culture is providing a lifeline to arts & culture organizations.
CAC is one of the largest public arts funders in the nation, stewarding millions of dollars each year to nonprofits who in turn invest in the community. In response to empty stages, the CAC board of trustees has approved a measure to accelerate over $5 million in grant disbursements to provide critical gap funding to these organizations who significantly impact the cultural lives and economy of northeast Ohio.
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