'Rockefeller Brothers Fund Charles E. Culpeper Arts and Culture Grants Impact Assessment'

'Rockefeller Brothers Fund Charles E. Culpeper Arts and Culture Grants Impact Assessment'

After absorbing the Charles E. Culpeper Foundation in 1999, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund awarded nearly $25 million in grants in support of arts and culture between 2003 and 2013, a report from RBF finds. The report, Rockefeller Brothers Fund Charles E. Culpeper Arts and Culture Grants Impact Assessment (52 pages, PDF), found that 69 percent of the Culpeper grants were awarded in support of capacity-building initiatives, while 31 percent supported the creative process. The report also found that the capacity-building grants were focused on organizations serving communities of color, while creative process grants tended to be awarded to mainstream institutions. The largest share of grant dollars awarded was in support of the interdisciplinary arts (22 percent), followed by dance (21 percent), theater (13 percent), and the visual arts (12 percent). Recommendations from the report include increasing the diversity of future Culpeper grantees and identifying synergies between Culpeper fund grantmaking and the Pivotal Place: New York City initiative, which focuses on immigration and environmental concerns in the city.