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Honors & Awards

¡CityArts! programming is made possible with the generous support of individuals and several foundations, businesses, corporations and agencies including:

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award

The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award recognizes the country’s best creative youth development programs for using engagement in the arts and the humanities to increase academic achievement, graduation rates, and college enrollment. The awardees—chosen from a pool of more than 350 nominations and 50 finalists—are also recognized for improving literacy and language abilities, communication and performance skills, and cultural awareness.

First presented in 1998, the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award is the signature program of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH). The awards are presented annually in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

In addition to their recognition at the White House, each of the 12 community-based programs will receive $10,000 and a year of communications and capacity-building support from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. For more information about the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards, visit

Funders & Partners

The Angell Foundation
The Champlin Foundations
City of Providence
Community Development Block Grants / HUD
Corporation for National and Community Service
– ServeRI
– AmeriCorps*VISTA
Cox Communication Charities
Dexter Fund
The Haffenreffer Family Foundation
Home Loan Investment Bank
National Endowment for the Arts
Ocean State Charities Trust
Providence After School Alliance
Providence Rotary Club Foundation
Rhode Island Foundation
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
State of RI Legislative Grants
Textron Corporation

Individual Donors & Supporters

Edith Ajello
Providence College
AMICA Companies Foundation
Samuel Babbitt
Catherine Bailey
Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Aleida Benitez & Nick Longo
Sarah Beinecke Richardson & Craig Richardson
Harold Brigman
Elizabeth Brinkerhoff
Lawrence Brown
Suzanne Budano
Janessa Buttaro
Ron Caniglia
John Chamberlin
Kathy and Maggie Chaquette
Tara Cirella
Ben Clark & Ashlynne Harris
Bill & Leslie Clark
Josh Clark
Edward & Audrey Clifton
Julia Clinker
Michele Davis Collins
Elizabeth Colt
William Conley
Anne Connor
Gloria Crist & Yuma Erickson
Meredith Curren
Francis & Hope Darigan
Kathleen Darigan
Melissa Darigan
Carla DeStefano
Holly Ewald
Sarah Ganz Blythe
Glenn & Kristie Gardiner
Lynda Gilbert
Anne Grant & Philip West
Nicholas Haber
Hanson Curran LLP
Casby & Mary Harrison
Higgins, Cavanagh & Cooney, LLP
Home Loan and Investment Bank
Philip Kane
David Karoff & Bobbi Hunger
Sister Ann Keefe
Rebecca Lee
Deborah & Normand Lemay
Gina & Brian Lemay
Laurie Lemay
John McBurney
Mills Coffee Company
Susan Mills
Prasad & Jayashree Nimmagadda
Omni Development Corporation
Katherine & Mark Pelson
Margarita Pons
Katherine Quinn
Religious Society of Bell Street Chapel
Rhode Island School of Design
Herman Rose
Sebastian Ruth
Phoebe Salten
Don Schimelfenig
Bill Shackleford
Dan Shedd
Tom & Roxie Sgouros
Bob & Sylvie Stanton
Jorge Sturam
Trader Joe’s
Doug Victor
Patricia Wegrzyn McGreen
Merrill Weingrod
Whole Foods
Wild Colonial Tavern
Ed Wojcik Architect, Ltd.
Keith Woodman
Connie Worthington
Sara Zela & Scott Coruth