Mott Foundation Awards $3.7 Million in Support of Flint Cultural Institutions

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has announced general operating support grants totaling $3.7 million to three anchor institutions at the Flint Cultural Center.

Grants were made to the Flint Institute of Arts ($1.5 million); the Flint Cultural Center Corporation, which was awarded $1.5 million, including support for the Longway Planetarium, the Sloan Museum, and the Whiting; and the Flint Institute of Music, which will receive $700,000, including funding for the Flint School of Performing Arts, the Flint Symphony Orchestra, and the Flint Youth Theatre. The grants will support the institutions' core programming and day-to-day operations and enable them to offer free and low-cost activities, expand their collaborations with local schools, and host community events.

"Just as they entertain and educate, the arts also engage people, creating shared experiences that connect individuals with a community," said Mott Foundation president and CEO William S. White. "The cultural center, by creating such connections, is providing residents and visitors with opportunities to discover and celebrate both the city and each other."

"Supporting Cultural Assets in Flint Is Focus of $3.7 Million in Mott Foundation Grants." Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Press Release 07/16/2013.