We make grants to build community capacity for inclusion and equity. We also aim to improve access to cultural opportunities that engage diverse populations.
- Under-represented populations serve in key leadership, governance or elected position
- Cultural institutions make data-informed decisions to attract more diverse patrons and volunteers
Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts
To support grassroots and media outreach to invite and engage diverse audiences for UICA's exhibitions US IS THEM, Here + Now, and Seitu Jones foodways project.
Grand Rapids Art Museum
To support a community research and collaboration initiative to make GRAM more inclusive of the diverse audiences represented in Kent County.
To support ArtPrize's efforts to deliberately remove barriers to participation among underserved audiences.
Kent District Library
To engage diverse populations in communication and creativity by providing access to different perspectives through a variety of educational and entertaining programs featuring African American authors, poets, and educators.
Giving individuals and groups the opportunity to share their experiences through creative outlets and in safe spaces.
Camp Fire West Michigan 4C
To support implementation of components of QIS model-program quality assessments, improvements and professional development of youth workers in Kent County.