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NCG Member Shelley Trott Wins COF Scrivner Award

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Congratulations to NCG member Shelley Trott, Director of Arts Strategy & Ventures at the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, who was selected as the winner of the Council on Foundations' Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking for innovation and strategic vision in grantmaking.

The Scrivner Award, established in honor of the late Robert Winston Scrivner, celebrates an innovative grantmaker who is making a difference in a creative way by demonstrating collaboration and risk. In her capacity at the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Shelley Trott was instrumental in establishing the Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST), a nonprofit that assists San Francisco arts organizations in securing permanent and affordable space. The model forges strategic funding collaborations through public-private partnerships, and leverages municipal and federal incentives that enable nonprofits to exercise purchasing power with CAST’s assistance. Their impact has led to transformative changes in many San Francisco neighborhoods, specifically in Central Market.

“By advancing the presence of art in innovative ways, Shelley is providing meaningful change in her community and encouraging ingenuity across the field.”

We here at NCG think the award is very well-deserved, and not just for the outstanding work Shelley has done with CAST. As the chair of NCG's Arts Loan Fund (ALF), Shelley has demonstrated time and time again her committment to the arts and to the philanthropic sector.

Join us in congratulating Shelley on her award and on all her work as an NCG member.


Learn more about the Community Arts Stabiilzation Trust (CAST) online.


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