Providing students with the opportunity to develop pro-social behaviors and non-cognitive skills enables them to develop abilities as learners and members of a community, positioning them for future success.

To increase students’ exposure to art as part of their education, we fund arts organizations that demonstrate the capacity to work with economically disadvantaged children, aim to significantly increase the number of Philadelphia’s students with access to arts education experiences, and provide direct delivery of high-quality programs, and/or planning efforts to expand such programs.

As part of this effort, we identify best practices and contribute to the broader learning around high-quality arts education. The Foundation is currently embarking on an evaluation to learn more about the socio-emotional benefits for students participating in arts education programs that partner with Philadelphia schools.