"Diversity is a strength that helps to create an environment where we can generate alternative ways of thinking, improve self-awareness and enrich community life," said Becker. "We are proud to partner with this year's grant recipients, who are working to help people grow, share their voice and contribute their abilities."
Nissan Foundation grants ranging from $10,000 to $65,000 were awarded to the following organizations:
California Autry National Center*, Los Angeles Green Dot Public Schools, Los Angeles Japanese American National Museum*, Los Angeles Los Angeles Opera Company*, Los Angeles San Diego Children's Discovery Museum, San Diego San Diego Museum of Man*, San Diego
Georgia Anti-Prejudice Consortium Inc., Atlanta Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Atlanta Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation*, Atlanta Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation*, Stone MountainMichigan Charles H. Museum of African American History, Detroit The Community House*, Birmingham U.S. Committees for Refugees and Immigrants, Inc., Detroit Mississippi International Museum of Muslim Cultures*, Jackson Jackson 2000 Inc., Jackson Jobs for Mississippi Graduates*, Jackson New York Japan Society Inc., New York Jewish Children's Museum*, Brooklyn Learning Through an Expanded Arts Program (LeAP)*, New York Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, New York Tennessee Children's Museum Corporation of Rutherford County*, Murfreesboro Frist Center for the Visual Arts*, Nashville Global Education Center*, Nashville Nashville Public Television*, Nashville Oasis Center*, Nashville Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition*, Nashville Tennessee Women's Theater Project*, Nashville Texas International Museum of Cultures*, Duncanville National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum*, Fort Worth *Prior Nissan Foundation grant recipient