We, at Street Poets Inc. would not be able to do the work we do without the generous support of various private foundations, public sources, corporations and individuals, including but not limited to:

  • AHJN Collaborative Grant
  • Amity Foundation
  • The Annenberg Foundation (
  • The Attias Family Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • California Community Foundation
  • California Humanities
  • The California Wellness Foundation
  • California Arts Council
  • The Cowles Charitable Trust
  • The Crail-Johnson Foundation
  • Creative Artists Agency
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • LA County of Arts and Culture
  • City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department
  • The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation
  • DeVos Institute of Arts Management, Social Cohesion Project
  • The Dwight Stuart Youth Fund
  • The Eisner Foundation
  • Find Your Light Foundation
  • Find Your Grind Foundation
  • The Green Foundation
  • House of Blues Foundation
  • Joseph Drown Foundation
  • Judy Bork Foundation
  • Kalliopeia Foundation
  • LA Arts Recovery Fund
  • Lendistry Performing Arts Grant
  • Leo Buscaglia Foundation
  • Liberty Hill Foundation
  • Literary Arts Emergency Fund
  • Mark Taper Foundation
  • Music Man Foundation
  • Music Man Meredith Wilson Award
  • Newport Festivals Foundation
  • Neighborhood Council Grant
  • The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
  • Perenchio Foundation
  • Transforming LA/Community Partners (DMH)
  • Weingart Foundation
  • William Morris Endeavor (WME) Foundation

Street Poets Inc. was the 2013 recipient of the Cultural Fluency Award from Mount St. Mary’s College “In Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to the Development of Cross-Cultural Understanding in the Los Angeles Community.”

Street Poets Inc. was the 2003 recipient of the John Anson Ford Human Relations Award from the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations “for being an exemplary program for youth from different backgrounds that instills inter-group understanding and awareness through artistic expression by exploring their own values, assets and obstacles in order to become agents of change in their communities.”



Inspired by the memory of a big-hearted Street Poet leader who was killed in a random drive-by shooting on his 19th birthday back in 2005, this scholarship fund provides financial mini-grants to Street Poets alumni pursuing college, vocational training or new business start-ups.


True Nature

This book was conceived as a portrait of the creative community that both nurtures and serves, and is nurtured and served by, the non-profit organization Street Poets Inc.. Born from

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