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SeaChange provides grants, loans, analysis, and advice to help nonprofits work through complex challenges.

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Nonprofits are critical, yet the deck is stacked against them—they’re under-resourced and have inadequate outside support. We use our experience, financial resources and connections to help nonprofits navigate complex challenges. We create new ways for funders to support them. Together with our nonprofit and funder partners, we fight for a healthier and more just society.

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SeaChange provides grants, loans, analysis and advice to help nonprofits work through complex financial and organizational challenges.

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SeaChange has helped hundreds of nonprofits with grants, loans, analysis and advice. Explore our portfolio of engagements below.


Brooklyn Community Bail Fund

SeaChange's $700,000 loan to the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund allowed them to establish the largest bail fund in the country, freeing more than 5,000 people who were in jail solely for their inability to pay bail and to advocate for the abolition of wealth-based detention.

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The Bushwick Starr

SeaChange’s $1 million loan to The Bushwick Starr enabled them to acquire a new, permanent space for expanded theatrical programming and community artistic education.

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New York City Charter School for the Arts

SeaChange made a $196,500 loan to allow New York City Charter School of the Arts to move to a new location downtown.

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Considerable resources exist to help nonprofits achieve their ambitions. We’ve collected the ones that seem most relevant to the areas where SeaChange is active.


August 17, 2023

NYC Bridge Funding for the Arts (NYCBFA)

We are so excited to share more about an initiative we’ve been working on for the past eight months! In partnership with The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./NY), we have launched the NYC Bridge Funding for the Arts (NYCBFA), a loan fund that will provide short-term, below-market...

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September 29, 2020

Should DAFs be Reined In?

On September 16th SeaChange hosted our Fourth Annual “Great Debate” on the question: “Should DAFs be Reined in?” The discussion between Ray Madoff and Daniel Hemel was very engaging and even included some fireworks between our two wonderful debaters. Here is a link to a video of the...

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