The Eisner Foundation announced today that two Pasadena nonprofits are among its first-quarter grantees. The Armory Center for the Arts and Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center will be awarded $150,000 and $100,000 respectively to support their intergenerational initiatives.
These grants are two of eight grants totaling $1,508,200 awarded by The Eisner Foundation in the first quarter of 2017. These investments reflect the Foundation’s commitment to fund transformative intergenerational programs that address inequality and injustice.
“We are proud to support strong intergenerational programs throughout Los Angeles County,” said Trent Stamp, CEO of The Eisner Foundation. “We’re looking forward to seeing these two Pasadena organizations bring residents of all ages together.”
The Armory Center for the Arts was granted $150,000 over two years for their new initiative Re-Imagining Orange Grove, an intergenerational creative place-making project focused on Orange Grove corridor, the highest crime area in Pasadena. Capitalizing on their 50-year history of arts education in Pasadena, the Armory will engage partners and community members in exploring the neighborhood’s identity and creating solutions for urban and public space challenges with this project.
“The confidence, support, and partnership of the Eisner Foundation literally makes possible our efforts to deepen community and build bridges across generations as we Reimagine Orange Grove,” said Scott Ward, Executive Director of the Armory Center for the Arts.
Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center was given $100,000 over two years to expand their current two-generation learning program to include opportunities for senior volunteers and grandparents to serve. With services in Altadena and Northwest Pasadena for low-income families, Mothers’ Club has recently seen an increase in grandparents helping care for young children, and seeks to assist these families with additional services.
“We are excited to expand our intergenerational work and increase our impact with the support of the Eisner Foundation,” said Hector LaFarga, Jr., Executive Director of Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center.
Also among The Eisner Foundation’s first quarter grantees are the Alliance for Children’s Rights, CASA of Los Angeles, ONEgeneration, P.S. ARTS, School on Wheels, and Eisner Health.
About The Eisner Foundation
The Eisner Foundation identifies, advocates for, and invests in high-quality and innovative programs that unite multiple generations for the betterment of our communities. The Eisner Foundation was started in 1996 by Michael D. Eisner, then-Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, and his wife Jane in order to focus their family’s philanthropic activities. The Eisner Foundation gives an estimated $7 million per year to nonprofit organizations based in Los Angeles County. In 2015, The Eisner Foundation became the only U.S. funder investing exclusively in intergenerational solutions. To learn more about The Eisner Foundation, please visit the organization’s website at http://www.eisnerfoundation.org.