Grantees All Years

BloomingSongs Video Project


Year Grant Awarded: 2017

With help from the Puffin Foundation, artist- Haran Kim, and the Monroe County Public Library, BloomingSongs produced a music video of Dena El Saffar’s, “Ya Sadiqi.” Performed by Dena’s band, Salaam, “Ya Sadiqi” brings together Arabic phrases of friendship. Read More

The Longest Straw

Bode, Samantha

Year Grant Awarded: 2015

In the feature-length film The Longest Straw, Director Samantha Bode spends sixty-five days backpacking the 338 mile path of the Los Angeles Aqueducts, to draw a connection between the water that supports a city and that water's source. Read More

Rural Women Unseen

Bortner, Lorrie

Year Grant Awarded: 2008

Represented through painting local rural women of the Taos, NM area. Read More

Taos Community Mural

Bortner, Lorrie

Year Grant Awarded: 2010

Lorrie Bortner and local youth designed and executed a mural on the exterior wall of the Taos Youth and Family Center, Taos, NM. It includes cultural and seasonal elements. It's title is Seasons of Taos. Young children painted the fish on the bottom. Read More

Grassroots Battle by the Gichigami (2014)

Boswell, Tom

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Wetlands and Chippewa culture are threatened by plans for an open-pit mine in Wisconsin. This documentary project by journalist Tom Boswell, to include a photo exhibit and news articles,is designed to inform the public about risks posed by the mine. Read More

Unlearning Imperialism

Bouchard , Renée

Year Grant Awarded: 2022

Renée Bouchard used the grant for The Unlearning Collective which seeks to challenge imperial thought and influences embedded in everyday experiences. In our work, we interrupt the normalization of violence in language, historical narratives, and social, economic, and political othering. Read More

Braata Folk Singers 5th Anniversary Concert (2014)

Braata Folk Singers

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

A concert of Caribbean folk music celebrating 5 years of performance and preservation of Caribbean folk music in the New York Tri-state area Read More

The Death Card

Bradley, Dominic

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

The Death Card is a short film about the director's evolving relationship with suicide. Read More


Brake-Sillá, Nikki

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

How does toxic masculinity evolve? Is it when a single mother coddles her son because of the guilt she has for being both mother and father? Is it when “we” force our sons into identities where softness and masculinity cannot coexist? Read More

The Land of Orange Groves & Jails

Branfman, Judy

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

In "The Land of Orange Groves & Jails," LA’s infamous free speech and labor battles set the stage for aunt Yetta's 1929 Supreme Court case for flying a red flag at a summer camp – she helped lay the foundation for our right to protest and dissent. Read More