upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

Tawanda Jones

view profile
Img 6433

2017 Leeway Transformation Award – $15,000

Tawanda Jones was 15 years old when she founded the Camden Sophisticated Sisters Drill Team 31 years ago, not imagining that it would become a lifelong calling. Over three decades, the group has practiced wherever they could and mentored over 4,000 Camden youth, essentially becoming a life-saving nonprofit organization disguised as a drill team. In one of the poorest cities in America, Tawanda strives to give its children, their families and communities purpose and self-esteem, and to motivate and empower them to fulfill their potential.


Leeway grant?

Leeway Transformation Award

The Transformation Award provides unrestricted annual awards of $15,000 to women and trans* artists and cultural producers living in Greater Philadelphia who create art for social change and have done so for the past five years or more, demonstrating a long-term commitment to social change work. [read more]

deadline 05/15
Upcoming events
01/296:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Understanding Taxes for Artists Hosted by Vision Driven Artists

Whether you’re receiving grants, financially profiting from your art, self-employed or have an LLC, you must file taxes. But, what are the best filing options for your situation? CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, Leeway Foundation, and Vision Driven Artists have teamed up to help demystify tax season!

[learn more]

02/077:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Grant Info Session at Fleisher Art Memorial

Are you thinking about applying for the Art and Change Grant or the Leeway Transformation Award but not sure of how to go about it? Join us for one of these information sessions to learn how to prepare your application for the 2018 grants. 

[learn more]