Seeding Vitality Arts U.S.

In 2016, 15 nonprofit organizations were selected to participate in a national demonstration project. These organizations represent a broad array of communities to demonstrate the impact of the programs in a wide variety of situations. 

Grant awards for the national initiative ranged from $15,000 to $50,000 for 2017 programming and all 15 were renewed for 2018 programming. 

Organizations selected to participate receive an array of additional benefits and services. For details, see the Initiative Components page. 

Note: The selection process for the national initiative is now closed; no new applications are being accepted.

Inaugural Cohort

Chosen from a highly competitive field of more than 200 applicants, these 15 organizations form the first cohort of grantees to partner with Aroha Philanthropies to support the development and expansion of artful aging programs.

We believe that the Seeding Vitality Arts initiative will demonstrate the potential impact of such programs for older adults, arts organizations, senior service providers, senior residential communities, and diverse groups everywhere.

Meet our U.S. grantees…

Photo Credit
Aroha Philanthropies video, A Dose of Creativity

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