New Funding Received
February 23, 2021
TimeSlips is thrilled to share an update on funding we received over the last few months -- funding that is supporting specific projects as well as our operations, all of which helps us maintain our support for caregivers who are seeking meaningful ways to engage elders and those living with dementia, especially during this time of continued isolating measures.
Support over three years from The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation will help TimeSlips to ensure that its Engagement Party resources for individual care partners, as well as engagement efforts through Tele-Stories, are proliferated in Michigan and Western New York State.
TimeSlips was approved for a $25,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts. This grant will support a composer to augment TimeSlips' work in Durham, North Carolina, as part of the Dementia Inclusive Durham project. TimeSlips is providing creative engagement support for caregivers, which includes the collection of answers to Beautiful Questions. Elders in Durham will provide answers to the questions which will become part of a composition for the Durham Children's Choir, which will perform the piece for the community. TimeSlips' funding from the National Endowment for the Arts is among 1,073 projects across America totaling nearly $25 million that were selected during this first round of fiscal year 2021 funding in the Grants for Arts Projects funding category.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation believes that the arts and humanities are where we express our complex humanity, and that everyone deserves the beauty, transcendence, and freedom to be found there. Through their grants, they seek to build just communities enriched by meaning and empowered by critical thinking, where ideas and imagination can thrive. TimeSlips is honored to have received a general operating support grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation which is helping us to solidify our infrastructure, support artists in creative engagement work with elders, and consider ways we can effectively scale our programming.
And at the beginning of 2021, TimeSlips was thrilled to receive support from the The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Cletus and Olive Cary Fund and The Marvin W. Haesle Fund for the Arts, as well as the Institute on Aging at Saint John's On The Lake, and The Sheldon and Marianne Lubar Charitable Fund. These funds will support a project developed in collaboration with several social service organizations with the aim of reducing isolation for homebound elders through creative engagement.
TimeSlips is grateful, too, to the more than 100 donors who helped us exceed our $20,000 goal for individual contributions in 2020. We would especially like to thank the members of our Board of Directors, who not only made financial contributions but also gave their time and expertise in what was a challenging and, we hope, unique, year.
TimeSlips thanks all of its donors making our work in the online and hybrid service delivery realm possible. As we continue this work in 2021, we welcome you will share in our successes.