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In 2008, the Illumination Fund made Service one of its first focus areas. LMTIF has made grants of approximately $4 million for service-related organizations and initiatives. The programs grew organically, but the evolution and sequence can be considered as three phases: Phase 1) National Policy...

The NYC Green Cart initiative, a partnership with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, was an innovative model that used mobile vending to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables in targeted neighborhoods.

Building on previous giving to healthy food initiatives such as the NYC Green Carts, in 2013 the Illumination Fund launched its Healthy Food & Community Change initiative, a $15 million, 5-year commitment in New York City.

To support organizations utilizing the arts to address health issues that impact New York communities, including mental health stigma, trauma, and aging-related diseases.

The Illumination Fund funded the launch and growth of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (DOHMH) NYC Green Cart Initiative in 2008 with a leadership grant of $1.5 million to increase the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables in neighborhoods where access is a challenge and there are high rates of diet-related diseases. The goals of the NYC Green Cart Initiative, a bold blend of public policy, private philanthropy and grassroots entrepreneurship, are to increase access to healthy food and to create jobs.

The New York Times showcased Laurie Tisch’s commitment to the visual arts in a special profile in its Art & Design column. In addition to sharing her love of modern and contemporary American artists, which has been inspired by her role as a trustee of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the article also highlighted her decades of leadership in arts education. She gave shout-outs to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan and the Center for Arts Education, where she was the founding board chair, and she emphasized the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund’s focus in New York City.