The Next 25 Social Enterprise Stars: Education & the Arts


As part of our campaign to add 25 social enterprise stars to our loan portfolio over the next year, we’re looking for new borrowers in all three of our focus areas: Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship. These are broad categories, but because it’s not always obvious whether an enterprise is a fit for us we’ll delve into what we look for in each area over the next three months. Up this month: Education & the Arts.

Bank of America Kicks Off 18th Season of Museums on Us®

Nationally Recognized Program Provides Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Cardholders Free Access to 150 Participating Arts and Culture Institutions Across the U.S.
Press Release

Kohler Co., John Michael Kohler Arts Center Inspire Artist-in-Residence

Meet artist Heimo Wallner, who is currently working in the Kohler pottery.

Artist Spotlight: Heimo Wallner

“Stage Door Project” Focuses on STEAM in Rochester, NY

TWC & Geva Theater Showcase Technology Behind Regional Productions

By Stephanie Salanger, Community Investment Manager

As employers struggle to fill technical, science-related jobs, educators struggle to keep the arts alive and aligned with the focus on STEM – creating the STEAM movement.  This is a process of blending the Arts in what is now traditional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education movement. It’s a natural fit since both are about the exploration of ideas and possibilities. 

FOX Assembles 200-Member Transgender Choir for 'Glee' Episode


In a recent episode that aired Friday, February 13, FOX's Glee featured a performance by a 200-person choir comprised entirely of people from the transgender community. FOX worked closely with the LGBT advocacy group GLAAD to assemble the choir.

Nat Geo Channel Selects 10 Passion Projects to Compete for $50,000 Grant


In June, the National Geographic Channel launched Expedition Granted, a nationwide competition in the U.S. to find and fund the next generation of explorers.

21st Century Fox Launches Ghetto Film School in Los Angeles


As part of its annual Philanthropy Issue, The Hollywood Reporter featured 21st Century Fox's partnership with the Ghetto Film School as one of several initiatives that are "shaking up the ways Hollywood thinks about giving back." For the past 14 years, the Ghetto Film School has operated as a New York-based nonprofit that teaches filmmaking to young people from traditionally low-income neighborhoods.

Toyota Education Initiatives in STEAM Innovation and AAPS Prepare 2nd Round of Educational Visit to Singapore

Press Release

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - For the second year, Ann Arbor Public Schools staff members have been invited to join the Toyota Education Initiatives in STEAM Innovation (Toyota STEAM) program. This year, Superintendent Dr. Jeanice K.

Clients in Conversation: Building on a Shared Vision


This article was originally published in the Winter 2014 RSF Quarterly.

Interview with Mark Herrera, Senior Manager of Client Development at RSF Social Finance.

RSF Makes a New Loan to 18th Street Arts Center

Supporting Another 25 Years of Art-Making
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, March 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ -  RSF Social Finance (RSF) is pleased to announce a new loan to 18th Street Arts Center (18SAC), a non-profit artist residency program that provokes public dialogue through contemporary art-making. This loan will allow 18SAC to refinance their existing mortgage and provide funds for reserves.


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