2012 Grants — Nurturing Community Arts

The following is a list of all current year grant awards in this program area. In addition, archived grant lists are available by selecting 2009-11 Grants.

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park - $250,000


Support for the creation of The Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden at Frederik Meijer Garden and Sculpture Park.

Grand Rapids Art Museum - $50,000


Support for the Community Arts Expansion pilot which includes components to grow the Museum's audience and base of support by maximizing the impact of interpretive and outreach programs for adults.

Grand Rapids Art Museum - $25,000


Support for the Real/Surreal exhibition.

Grand Rapids Ballet Company - $100,000


Support for the "Stepping Forward Campaign," which is aimed at enhancing the Grand Rapids Ballet Company's service to the community and state through repertoire and facility investments, program enhancements, and touring support.

Grand Rapids Community Media Center - $27,500


Support for the Wealthy Theatre Centennial Sustainability project, which is aimed at addressing operational vulnerabilities, expanding accessibility by the community and long-term sustainability.

Muskegon Museum of Art Foundation - $350,000


Support for facility improvements and programming associated with the INSPIRE Campaign. This campaign is designed to support the transition of this centennial art museum from the public schools to the Museum’s foundation. Its focus is on long-term sustainability through endowment, facility improvements and exhibition underwriting.

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation - $800,000


Support for the "Campaign for the Legacy of President Gerald R. Ford: A Legacy of Integrity" which includes the redesign of the permanent museum exhibit, the addition of a two-story Student Learning Center, digitization of archival material at the library, and up to two legacy projects.

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts - $50,000


Support for an interim stability plan as outlined by the Kennedy Center’s DeVos Institute for Arts Management.

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