The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has announced grants totaling nearly $4.9 million to three anchor institutions at the Flint Cultural Center.
Grants for operating support were awarded to the Flint Institute of Arts (more than $1.9 million); the Flint Cultural Center Corporation (nearly $1.7 million, including support for the Longway Planetarium, the Sloan Museum, and the Whiting); and the Flint Institute of Music ($1.3 million, including support for the Flint School of Performing Arts, the Flint Symphony Orchestra, and the Flint Youth Theatre). The grants will enable the institutions, which see more than six hundred thousand children and adult visitors a year, to continue offering free and low-cost activities, expand their collaborations with local schools, and host community events.
"The Flint Cultural Center is a place where children, families, students, and seniors can take advantage of all kinds of activities that entertain, educate, and inspire," said Mott Foundation chair and CEO William S. White. "In addition to providing core support for building and grounds maintenance, staffing, and security, our grants enable the member institutions to focus their energy on what they do best — great programming for the community."