New England Foundations for the Arts receives $2.2 million grant
May 20, 2013
Arts projects and dance troupes aren't always the main focus for individuals or foundations when they want to give money to charities. However, because these initiatives are being recognized as important for society, that long-standing tendency is evolving.
For instance, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently gave the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) a $2.2 million grant to help the National Dance Project succeed. This was not the first time the Mellon Foundation donated money to this cause - NEFA Executive Director Rebecca Blunk detailed that the total figure to date is at nearly $8 million.
"The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is a pillar for the program, helping to sustain many of the most important choreographers of our day," Blunk noted.
The National Dance Project promotes the creation of new dance work that will be spread throughout different regions of the country.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has a long history of giving to nonprofits centered in the arts. Program executives tend to focus on opera houses, modern dance troupes, orchestras, presenters and theaters across the nation and only give these grants on an invitation-only basis.
Organizations that are providing funds for multiple nonprofit programs might find it easier to manage their large-scale efforts with fundraising management programs that can account for funds as they are disbursed to recipients.