Flint Cultural Center receives $3.7 million grant
July 22, 2013
How does culture survive over time? It's communities that keep traditions, norms and other elements going, but when they need a little help or want to know what people before them did, they can turn to various cultural organizations. The people of Flint, Mich. know this well, as the Flint Cultural Center is a beloved organization in the area.
The institution will be able to continue operating for some time, as it recently received a $3.7 million grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The money will go toward operating costs, which will allow the center to function will into the future.
Specifically, $1.5 million will be funneled to the Flint Cultural Center Corporation - including the Longway Planetarium, the Sloan Museum and The Whiting. Another $1.5 million will go to the Flint Institute of Arts and the remaining $700,000 will go to the Flint Institute of Music.
"To say that the Mott Foundation's support has been vital to our ability to reach an ever-increasing audience would be understating the facts," Flit Institute of Arts Director John Henry explained.
The Mott Foundation has interests in four major areas - civil society, the environment, nonprofits located near Flint and leading people out of poverty. That being said, the organization does take part in funding groups elsewhere in the world, from Latin America to the former Soviet bloc.
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