Contact: Carol Harmon, The Columbus Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org, 614/251-4000
Columbus, OH (June 27, 2016)—The Columbus Foundation’s Governing Committee announced grants totaling $1,265,119 to support central Ohio arts and cultural organizations. The grants, approved on May 20, will provide funding for 50 organizations. These nonprofits, both large and small, offer a wealth of arts and cultural opportunities throughout the community.
“Arts bring a city to life, and we are fortunate to have amazing large and small arts organizations offering incredible, diverse opportunities for culture in our city,” said Douglas F. Kridler, President and CEO of The Columbus Foundation. “Individually and collectively, they have a profound impact.”
Major Arts Organizations—15 organizations—$1,112,129
The major arts category includes presenting and performing arts organizations with annual budgets of $350,000 or more. Grants recognize and encourage achievement in six areas: artistic quality, attendance, inclusion, financial stability, board leadership, and overall management. The following grants support the work of the major arts organizations from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.
Community Arts Fund—33 organizations—$135,990
Through the Community Arts Fund, a Field of Interest Fund, The Columbus Foundation supports small- and medium-sized arts organizations that offer education and performance opportunities for the community, but have limited access to private dollars.
Additional arts grants went to:
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