( storytapestries.org) interweaves professional performances and educational
community arts programming. Led by
a network of professional artists and
educators, its collaboratively designed
workshops, performances, exhibits
and artist residencies reach more than
100,000 people annually (primarily
those living in areas of high poverty) at
low- to no cost for participants.
SERVES: Metro region
WHAT A DONATION BUYS:
• $55 enables adults to participate
in three hours of professional
• $150 presents 100 children with an
arts integration performance.
• $750 provides a classroom with an
in-depth artist-in-residency program
for five days.
• One day: Support special events.
• Weekly: Remotely support social
media communications or data entry.
UNEXPECTED STAGE COMPANY
( unexpectedstage.org) is a nonprofit
professional theater company that
dedicates itself to exploring the inti-macies and intricacies of the human
experience. ;e Helen Hayes Award-nominated organization produces plays
at a;ordable prices.
SERVES: Montgomery County and
WHAT A DONATION BUYS:
• $250 provides costumes for a full cast.
• $1,000 covers set materials needed
to bring a play to life.
• $10,000 pays actors, a stage manager
and designers for the complete run
of a production.
• One day: Assist as an usher or in the
box o;ce for a performance.
• Weekly or long-term: Be an assistant
stage manager, set builder or graphic
SHARING MONTGOMERY FUND
Established more than 20 years ago, the Montgomery
County of;ce of the Greater Washington Community Founda-
tion was created to make it easier for county residents and
businesses to give to the causes most dear to their hearts,
anywhere in the world. The foundation also pools contribu-
tions from hundreds of people through Sharing Montgomery,
a fund that supports local nonpro;ts serving our low-income
neighbors. The foundation’s staff and donor-led committees
conduct a vigorous annual vetting process that evaluates
each applicant for strong leadership, ;scal management
and program excellence. Through a gift to Sharing Montgom-
ery, a donor can touch the lives of thousands of neighbors
with safety-net services that address the basic needs of the
most vulnerable residents; educational opportunities that
help youths to succeed; and workforce-development pro-
grams that enable adults to secure living-wage jobs.
ARTS AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY (AHCMC)
Established in 1976, AHCMC is a nonpro;t organization with
a mission to cultivate and support excellence in the arts
and humanities, expand access to cultural expression, and
contribute to economic vitality in Montgomery County. As
Maryland’s largest and most active local arts agency, AHCMC
provides leadership, capacity-building support services and
resources to Montgomery County’s arts and humanities com-
munity. Donations to AHCMC support programs that provide
grants to arts and humanities nonpro;ts and bring arts edu-
cation to Montgomery County Public Schools classrooms.
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