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The Cynipid Fund

is a Donor Advised Fund established in 2018 by Hiram Larew. It is managed by Renaissance Charitable Foundation. The Fund provides modest levels of support to a variety of 501(c)(3) organizations including higher education institutions, arts organizations, health-focused organizations, anti-hunger groups, and houses of worship.


Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts

The Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA) has been the proud recipient of The Cynipid Fund grants for several years. The awards are in support of Black Classical musicians, youth, and others in the performing arts by “Bringing Color to the Classics!”   CAAPA is extremely appreciative of the continued support and love for the arts.


⁠Terri Allen, Executive Director, Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA)



Split This Rock

Beyond any grant, The Cynipid Fund has offered true partnership to Split This Rock's work in the local community, in the literary field, and in global conversations about equity. It means so much to have a local funder who understands a socially engaged mission and is ready to build relationships and fund that bold work. Since 2017, The Cynipid Fund's support has made it possible to experiment with new models in both staffing and fundraising matches, allowing Split This Rock to invite more community members, poets, and teaching artists into paid work and to grow small-dollar grassroots donations to sustain that work longer-term.

Rasha Abdulhadi, Former Executive Director, Split This Rock


Women's Cancer Resource Center

The Women's Cancer Resource Center is grateful to the Cynipid Fund for its steady support of our programs and services! Located in Berkeley, California, WCRC improves equitable access to cancer information, support and care. With the Cynipid Fund's generous funding, WCRC is able to ensure that none of its clients have to face cancer alone.

Christine Sinnott, Development Manager, Women's Cancer Resource Center

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