Kresge Foundation grants $4.2 million to arts and culture organizations in Detroit
October 15, 2012
The Kresge Foundation recently announced the 66 recipients of two-year grants totaling $4.2 million as part of its Detroit Program that benefits nonprofits in Wayne, Macomb and Oakland Counties in Michigan. Among the arts and culture organizations selected to receive the funds, 55 were small- and medium-sized groups, while 11 were larger programs. Some of the recipients include the Detroit Artists Market and the Scarab Club as well as the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Zoo and Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
"We know that's been helpful to arts organizations during the economic downturn," said Kresge's George Jacobsen, an associate program officer. "The Detroit Arts Support grants weren't created with that in mind. But it's clear that they've provided some stability in a difficult period."
Laura Trudeau, senior program director, added that funding these programs is expected to strengthen the greater Detroit area socially, culturally and economically.
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