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Arts Education in Michigan: Fostering Creativity and Innovation
Helping to meet such basic needs as food, shelter and clothing among struggling residents in Mott’s hometown of Flint, Mich., is the focus behind $785,000 in Foundation grants to seven local organizations that provide social services assistance.
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Since it was established in 1926, the Mott Foundation has maintained a deep commitment to its hometown of Flint, Michigan. This longstanding support reflects the Foundation’s belief that through involved people partnering with strong organizations, the greater Flint community can face its challenges and create a more vibrant and sustainable future.
This grantmaking, done primarily through the Foundation’s Flint Area program, includes support for educational and cultural programs; economic and downtown development; job training; and emergency and human services.
This grant will provide partial support to the annual Tapology Tap Dance Festival for Youth, a collaborative effort between the Flint Institute of Music and Tapology, Inc., to preserve the heritage of tap dance as an American art form. The four-day festival on the Flint Cultural Center campus introduces local students to the art and history of tap. It also brings in professional artists to provide instruction for beginners as well as more advanced workshops for experienced young dancers. The festival culminates with a tap competition and a public concert where competition winners perform along with professional dancers on stage at The Whiting.
This grant supports marketing activities for the Bikes on the Bricks event. Bikes on the Bricks is a popular motorcycle event that attracts tourists from across the Midwest. Downtown events help to increase foot traffic, boost sales at local businesses, and elevate downtown Flint as a regional destination for arts, culture, and entertainment.
This project grant will provide funding to support the relocation of the United Way of Genesee County offices from the First Merit Bank building to Plaza One on Court and Harrison Streets. The new location will provide greater public access to the organization. The United Way of Genesee County supports a network of local nonprofit human service organizations and provides funding to nonprofits in the areas of education, health, income stability, and basic needs.
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