The Gary Rosenthal Collection Foundation
Bringing Art to the Community
The Gary Rosenthal Collection Foundation is funded through sales of items created by the Art as a Catalyst program, and supports arts enrichment activities for the children of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The Foundation also provides grants to nonprofits for arts programming, in which children create a product or performance for presentation to local seniors.
The purpose of our grants is not only to create arts enrichment activities for children, but also to foster art-based community building intergenerational contacts between children and seniors. Close to $100,000 in grants and in-kind giving has been awarded to nonprofits as varied as the Theatre Lab, the Higher Achievement Program, and the Montgomery County Housing Opportunity Commission, who performed, in turn, a magic show, a dance, and a community mosaic program.
The Gary Rosenthal Collection Foundation is a designated fund operating within the National Capital Area Community Foundation. It was started in winter of 2002 as the 501(c)3 designated fund for The Gary Rosenthal Collection's Art as a Catalyst program.