WAYNE, PA – The Barra Foundation has announced that LiveConnections is a recipient of a 2018-2019 Barra Award. LiveConnections joins 43 exceptional nonprofit organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region that will each receive $50,000 in grant funding. Barra Awardees are nominated by their peers in the social sector and are then invited to submit an application to the Foundation. The application questions focus on the organization’s leadership, performance and adaptability.
In line with the Foundation’s mission to invest in innovation in the social sector, the Barra Awards provide unrestricted funding and introduce awardees to a diverse network of social sector leaders. “Without unrestricted capital, nonprofits have little margin for error or appetite for innovation. Through the Barra Awards we hope to provide organizations with some financial breathing room and their leaders with opportunities to learn from their peers—a diverse and inspiring network of entrepreneurial thinkers from across the nonprofit sector,” said Kristina Wahl, president of The Barra Foundation.
Since its 2013 inception, the Barra Awards has granted more than $6 million to area nonprofits. Awardees represent a range of nonprofits from the Arts and Culture, Education, and Health and Human Services sectors in the Greater Philadelphia region.
A full list of the 2018-2019 Barra Award winners is available here.
To learn more about the Barra Awards program, click here.
The Barra Foundation invests in innovation to inspire change that strengthens communities in the Greater Philadelphia region. Through its Catalyst Fund and Barra Awards, the Foundation provides approximately $4 million in annual grants that are focused on supporting innovation in and across the fields of Arts & Culture, Education, Health and Human Services.
Founded in 2008, LiveConnections creates unique programs that inspire learning and build community through collaborative music-making. We approach live music as an essential social and educational experience that helps create engaged and well-rounded global citizens. Bridge Sessions, our signature interactive educational performances, blend live music with hands-on activities, introducing students from Philadelphia public schools and people with disabilities to diverse musical cultures. Our in-school and after-school residencies provide students from under-resourced schools with sustained, in-depth music-making experiences. In addition, our critically acclaimed LiveConnections Presents concert series features unique artist collaborations and boundary-crossing new music. We are a nonprofit organization in residence at World Cafe Live.
For more information, visit liveconnections.org