NNJCF’s COVID-19 fund awards 39 grants to arts organizations

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, a Hackensack-based not-for-profit organization, announced on Monday its COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund has awarded another 39 grants to arts organizations throughout the state.

Grants were awarded to agencies that focused on building community engagement for people experiencing isolation, the NNJCF said, Grants will help support interactive programming and the development of public art.

The grants, which total $47,000, range in size from $250 to $2,000. Here are grantees by county:

Bergen: Art of Motion; Arts Horizons; Encounters in Black Tradition; Metamorphic Entertainment; Palisades Virtuosi; Ridgefield Park Arts Association; Ridgewood Historical Society & Schoolhouse Museum.

Essex: Arts for Kids Inc.; Gallery Aferro Inc.; Luna Stage Theatre; Mosaic Dance Theater Co.; Newark School of the Arts; Region Nine Housing Corp.; Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts Inc.;The Montclair Orchestra Inc.; The Moving Architects; Vanguard Theater Co.; West Orange Arts Council; Yendor LLC.

Hudson: Art House Productions; Educational Arts Team; Jersey City Arts Council Inc.; Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival; Mile Square Theatre; Nimbus Dance Works Inc.; Thomas A. Edison Media Arts Consortium (Black Maria Film Festival); Union City Music Project Inc.

Action Theatre Conservatory Inc.; Garden State Opera.

Carolyn Dorfman Dance Co.; Choral Art Society of New Jersey; Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre Inc.; Independent Authors Book Experience; Life Drawing Studio Group; Summit Public Art; The Discovery Orchestra Inc.; The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking; The Theater Project.

.  Si-Yo Music Society Foundation Inc.

Since the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund’s launched, it has given out more than $550,000 in grants to 163 nonprofit organizations in North Jersey.