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CMDE’s programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts; Bergen County Department of Human Services Youth Services Commission; Lillian Pitkin Schenck Fund; Levitt Foundation; and matching gifts from Pfizer and Tisch.

Recent project funders have included the the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America Program and NJSCA Projects Serving Artists which have both supported recent one-time projects.

CMDE’s current general operating support grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, like every one since FY07, was awarded with a Citation of Excellence. NJSCA honors New Jersey arts organizations, programs and projects that “receive the highest possible assessment of their Council grant applications by esteemed, independent panels of their peers with a Citation of Excellence.”

In 2009, CMDE was one of only 14 arts organizations in New Jersey, and the only dance organization, to receive a Direct Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as part of The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

CMDE is also supported by numerous individual donors, whose combined efforts make possible our scholarship and work-study programs.

CMDE is a member of Dance New Jersey, a nonprofit service organization dedicated to promoting dance in New Jersey. For more information and to join Dance New Jersey, visit www.dancenj.org