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 Speaker Corey Johnson
  • NYC Council Member Andy King
  • NYC Council Member Andrew Cohen
  • NYC Council Member Vanessa Gibson
  • The Bronx Delegation of the NYC Council
  • NYS Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
  • NYS Senator Jamaal T. Bailey
  • 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:



  • Altman Foundation
  • Barker Welfare Foundation
  • D'Addario Foundation
  • Durst Foundation
  • The ELMA Music Foundation
  • Fenger Family Fund
  • Hearst Foundation
  • Hyde and Watson Foundation
  • Jean and Louis Dreyfus Foundation
  • LLL Foundation
  • Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund
  • Mosaic Network
  • NY Community Trust
  • Paige Fraser Foundation
  • Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation
  • Pinkerton Foundation
  • Sarita Kenedy East Foundation
  • Stavros Niarchos Founation
  • Wasily Family Foundation



  • Apple, Inc.
  • Con Edison, Inc
  • Granby Funeral Services
  • The New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund
  • The New York Yankees Foundation
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Verizon, Inc.


We express our warm gratitude to our many individual donors!