Mission

Our Mission

The Levitt Foundation exists to strengthen the social fabric of America.

We partner with communities to activate underused outdoor spaces, creating welcoming, inclusive destinations where the power of free, live music brings people together and invigorates community life.

Our Vision

An America filled with thriving public spaces, creating community and human connections that extend into daily life.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

 

The Levitt Foundation is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in our organization throughout all aspects of our work, recognizing these values as essential to realizing the Levitt mission. We know there is much to be done to combat injustice, structural racism and oppression, and we believe the arts, especially the power of free, live music in public spaces, can help bridge divides, inspire hope, and strengthen communities. Read our full statement here.

Our core values

Five key principles guide who we are, what we fund, and how we partner with communities.

Joy

We believe joy is a universal human right, and that free, live music in outdoor settings has the power to create moments of joy and connection that celebrate our shared humanity.

 

Catalytic

 We partner with communities to activate underused public spaces like parks, brownfields and vacant lots, creating vibrant destinations that spark ripple effects of positive impact in overall neighborhood revitalization.

 

Connectedness

We foster meaningful opportunities for local communities to come together, support a robust peer-to-peer national network of Levitt partners and grantees, and inspire sustained excitement for the power of free, live music to build community among people of all ages and backgrounds.

 

Inclusivity

We champion free, high-caliber arts programming that reflects a wide range of tastes and cultural traditions, in public spaces that are welcoming and accessible to people of all ages, abilities and socio-economic backgrounds.

 

Dynamic

Our approach to philanthropy is nimble, informed by the evolving needs of our grantees and the communities they serve. We embrace innovation and collaboration in our grantmaking, partnering with grantees to create a more equitable, healthy, and thriving future.