When assessing program and project grant requests, the Azrieli Foundation carefully considers what size contribution will make a meaningful and sustainable impact.
This practice is called “right-sizing” a grant. While the Foundation is often recognized for its largest investments, sometimes even a small contribution to the right organization, at the right time, can make all the difference.
Over the past three years, the Foundation has made a $4,000 annual grant to Concerts Lachine. This contribution helped launch the Lachine International Vocal Academy (LIVA), an intensive summer training program for emerging vocal talent. While the contribution overall seems small, it was exactly what Concerts Lachine needed to close its funding gap and open the Academy.
As a result of this contribution, LIVA has assembled an enviable faculty and provided career-boosting training to a cadre of talented young singers. Learn more about LIVA alumni and faculty.