Cycle 2020 Funders
The Hearst Foundations are national philanthropic resources for organizations and institutions working in the fields of Education, Health, Culture and Social Service. The goal of the Foundations is to ensure that people of all backgrounds have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives. The charitable goals of the Foundations reflect the philanthropic interests of William Randolph Hearst. hearstfdn.org
Howard Gilman believed in the power of the arts to transform lives. The Howard Gilman Foundation honors his legacy by supporting the most robust, innovative, and promising performing arts organizations in New York City. howardgilmanfoundation.org
Walt Disney Imagineering is the creative engine that designs and builds all Disney theme parks, resorts, attractions, and cruise ships worldwide, and oversees the creative aspects of Disney games, merchandise product development, and publishing businesses. disneyimaginations.com
Cycle 2019 Funders
In 2019, the Rising Leaders of Color Program was supported by The Hearst Foundations, The Howard Gilman Foundation and the Knight Foundation.
Cycle 2018 Funders
In 2018, the Rising Leaders of Color Program was supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Howard Gilman Foundation and the Regional Arts Commission (RAC) of St. Louis.
Cycle 2017 Funders
In 2017, the Rising Leaders of Color Program was supported by Meyer Memorial Trust and Walt Disney Imagineering.
Cycle 2016 Funders
In 2016, the Rising Leaders of Color Program was supported by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Walt Disney Imagineering and the Weissberg Foundation.