Samuel S. Fels Fund

 

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture

Funding Focus

Arts & Culture

Grant Year

2019

Grant Amount

$25,000

Grant Purpose

General Support

A Garden of Culture

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture offers language, art, music, dance, literature, and natural environment of the Arab world. Al-Bustan promotes cross-cultural understanding among youth and adults of all ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds through artistic and educational programs. Al-Bustan supports the pursuit and affirmation of Arab American cultural identity, while playing a constructive civic role within broader American society.

Why we funded
  • The organization builds peaceful and respectful paths for bridging differences, celebrating diversity and fostering positive social change
  • They provide an oasis of cultural pride for communities that have been ostracized and demonized
  • Their musicians are world-class