In 1971, Josef Albers established a not-for-profit organization to further “the revelation and evocation of vision through art.” Today, this organization—The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation—is devoted to preserving and promoting the enduring achievements of both Josef and Anni Albers, and the aesthetic and philosophical principles by which they lived. The Foundation established Le Korsa in 2005 and supports us through a variety of administrative and project-based grants and donations.
Toshiko Mori Architect is one of the preeminent contemporary architecture firms working today. Toshiko Mori Architect generously designed, pro-bono, the innovative and exquisite cultural center at Sinthian, Thread, as well as the school in Fass.
Go Doc Go, Inc. is a non-governmental, international medical organization that sends volunteer physicians around the world to establish sustainable women’s health programs. In February 2016, the organization began partnering with Le Korsa to offer trainings in cervical cancer treatment and screening in Dakar and Tambacounda. Go Doc Go has become one of Le Korsa's closest partners and returns to Senegal each year.
Across eight decades, the Ford Foundation has sought to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. The Ford Foundation offered a grant to support Le Korsa's construction of staff housing at Tambacounda Hospital.
Project C.U.R.E. helps organizations provide high-quality donated medical supplies and equipment to resource-limited communities across the globe. In 2013 Le Korsa formed a partnership with Project C.U.R.E. to bring three cargo containers of medical supplies and equipment into Senegal providing medical facilities with supplies ranging from gloves to fetal heart monitors. We have now brought in over six shipping containers, and work with Project C.U.R.E. to do so as needed.
Artist Ryan Cronin has given back to Le Korsa after being a Thread artist-in-resident by developing a lacrosse program in Sinthian, for which he offers in-person coaching and material and financial support.
Walking Doctors brings vital support and technology to health care professionals wherever they work. Their software helps health care providers make faster more accurate diagnostic and treatment decisions, while managing the business of medicine. In 2022, Le Korsa partnered with Walking Doctors to bring a patient software system to Keur Djiguene Yi, the Women's Center of Dakar.
The African Arts Trust will act as a catalyst for the emergence and growth of locally managed and sustainable contemporary visual art organisations in Africa. In 2022, the Trust held an auction of some its collection for the benefit of the Bët-Bi museum and center for culture and community.
The Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Kaye Foundation has a offered a range of support to Le Korsa, from funding an emergency lunch program for high school students to assisting with the operational budget of Les Foyers des Tambacounda.
The David Zwirner gallery, which represents the estate of Josef and Anni Albers, has hosted an art auction for the benefit of Le Korsa and the Thread artists' residency.
Easy Water for Everyone delivers clean, pure water to rural communities with no access to electricity worldwide using simple, sustainable resources. Le Korsa has been working with them since 2021 to install water filtration systems in rural Tambacounda.
Day One Health is active in more than 20 countries around the world, supporting more than 300 hospitals that offer intensive newborn care services to term and pre-term infants. In 2019 Day One Health ran a conference at Fann Hospital in Dakar, and donated light-therapy machines to Fann and Tambacounda hospitals.
MZ Wallace is a fashion and lifestyle brand devoted to design that does more, so you can do more. In 2019, MZ Wallace partnered with Le Korsa and the Albers Foundation to design a handbag for the benefit of Les Foyers des Tambacounda.
Based in Basel, Switzerland, Manuel Herz Architects is an architectural practice that is embedded in research, and is operating on a very wide range of typologies, locations and scales, from the architectural to the urban and territorial. Its completed projects include the Synagogue of Mainz, an apartment building „Ballet Mécanique“ in Zurich with moving facades, and a social housing project with a kindergarten in Lyon. Manuel Herz redesigned the Tambacounda Hospital and Pediatric units.
The Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) was founded in 2012 by Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty in honor of her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite. CLF invests in climate justice initiatives in the Caribbean & United States and helps communities prepare for and withstand natural disasters.
With CLF's support, Le Korsa built three village schools in rural Tambacounda.
Wayne McGregor | Random Dance supports the artistic ambitions, work and legacy of choreographer and artistic director Wayne McGregor. Over the course of a week in April 2013, over 200 people from the rural Tambacounda region attended workshops at Les Foyer des Tambacounda with four professional dancers from the Randomdance company.
The Popli Khalatbari Charitable Foundation was launched in 1998 by the family and friends of the late Popli Khalatbari, who wished to honor her memory by distributing the funds from her estate in a manner befitting of the spirit with which she had led her life. In 2011, PKCF played a major role in supporting the construction of the kindergarten in Sinthian.
Thatcher Hullerman Cook is a documentary photographer based in New Hampshire and South Carolina. His clients are primarily humanitarian aid and development organizations that work with refugees and other people affected by war, economic upheaval, and natural disasters. Thatcher has worked closely with Le Korsa, donating his time to develop a dossier of photos for use on our website and in print projects.
Sofia Verzbolovskis is Panamanian documentary photographer based in New York City, whose work around the world focuses on women. She has documented many of our projects for our website and print materials.
Dutch photographer Iwan Baan is known primarily for images that narrate the life and interactions that occur within architecture. Born in 1975, Iwan grew up outside Amsterdam, studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and worked in publishing and documentary photography in New York and Europe. Iwan has photographed Thread, the Fass School, and Tambacounda Hospital's redesigned maternity and pediatric units.