Supporters & Friends

The Sanctuary for Independent Media and all of Media Alliance’s program initiatives couldn’t exist without support from people like you. The bulk of our support comes from volunteer labor plus hundreds of small (and some large) individual donations. Thank you.

If you’re not already a Sanctuary Sustainer and you feel it’s important that the Sanctuary’s doors remain open well into the future, please consider clicking here, and signing up for a monthly contribution of any amount

Since 2005 we have been building an arts and environmental campus in North Central Troy. We operate indoor and outdoor presenting and production facilities (the Sanctuary and Freedom Square), a radio station (WOOC 105.3 FM), community gardens (Collard City Growers), a STEM learning center (NATURE Lab), and youth programs (Uptown Summer and Youth Media Sanctuary). None of this would be possible without the support of countless volunteers, thousands of individual donations, and:


Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Foundation
B’nai B’rith Gideon Foundation
The Bender Scientific Fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region
McCarthy Charities
The Messler Family Foundation
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson Estuary Program
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Environmental Justice Program
Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act
The New York State Music Fund
Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation
Rensselaer County Summer Youth Employment Program

Programming on WOOC 105.3 FM is made possible with support from our listeners and the support of our generous underwriters:

Bacchus Wood-Fired
Denison Farm
Hilton Garden Inn Troy
Lucy Jo’s Coffee Roastery
More Trees Coop
Massive Mesh
One Day Signs
Rock Hill Bakehouse