Advancing Talent

Transforming Young Lives

Celebrating Heritage

Building Community



Funding for Mind-Builders programs, scholarships, tuition subsidies, and building renovation is supported in part by:


  • NYC Council Member Andrew Cohen
  • NYC Council Member Andy King
  • NYC Council Member Rafael Salamanca
  • NYC Council Member Ritchie Torres
  • NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
  • NYS Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
  • Former NYS Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson
  • The Coalition Of Theatres Of Color
  • The Cultural Immigrant Initiative
  • The NYC Department Of Education (DOE)
  • The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the NYC Council
  • The NYS Council On The Arts (NYSCA)
  • The National Endowment For The Arts (NEA)
  • The Urban League | Communities Of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund


Private support is provided by the following foundations & corporations:


  • J.E.& Z.B. Butler
  • Jean and Louis Dreyfus
  • The Delany Sisters Fund
  • The Hearst Foundations
  • The Hyde and Watson Foundation
  • The LLL Foundation
  • The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund
  • The Les Paul Foundation
  • The Mertz Gilmore Foundation
  • The NY Community Trust
  • The Pierre and Tana Matisse
  • The Pinkerton Foundation
  • The Robert Bowne Foundation
  • The Sarita Kenedy East Foundation
  • The Wasily Family Foundation


Other contributors include:


  • Apple, Inc.
  • Con Edison, Inc
  • Granby Funeral Services
  • The Fenger Family Fund
  • The New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund
  • The Smithsonian Institution
  • Verizon, Inc.
  • The Friends of Mind-Builders and donors like you!