Seeding Vitality Arts U.S.

We’re proud to showcase the inaugural cohort of Seeding Vitality Arts U.S. grantees and their funded programs. Click here to view a current listing of the funded programs.


Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, Inc.
Experience/Arts in New Hampshire’s North Country
Lebanon, New Hampshire

Integrace Fairhaven
Cultivating Creativity
Sykesville, Maryland

Johnson City Public Library
Fullness of Time: Exploring the Arts and the Gifts of Aging
Johnson City, Tennessee

Keshet Dance Company
Fine Wine Dance (Moving FWD)
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Minnesota Opera
Voices of Opera
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Newark Museum
Creative Aging at the Newark Museum
Newark, New Jersey

Paramount Center for the Arts
Growing Art-FULL!
St. Cloud, Minnesota

School One
Working Stories
Providence, Rhode Island

Silicon Valley Creates
ShakeXperience: Life Experience Meets Classic Texts
San Jose, California

Space One Eleven
Art in the Making
Birmingham, Alabama

Taller Puertorriqueño 
Imagine the Possibilities
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Teachers & Writers Collaborative
Storytelling: Poetry, Stage, and Song
New York, New York

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Create at The Carle: Art Classes for Adults
Amherst, Massachusetts

United Methodist Retirement Communities Foundation
Story Lines: Sharing Life Experiences with the Generations through Art, Music and Drama
Chelsea, Michigan

YMCA of Rock River Valley
YMCA Senior Arts Project (Y-SNAP)
Rockford, Illinois

Inaugural Cohort

Chosen from a highly competitive field of more than 200 applicants, these 15 organizations form the first cohort of grantees to partner with Aroha Philanthropies to support the development and expansion of artful aging programs.

We believe that the Seeding Vitality Arts initiative will demonstrate the potential impact of such programs for older adults, arts organizations, senior service providers, senior residential communities and diverse groups everywhere.

“We contain all the ages we have ever been.”

 Anne Lamott