Wilson Arts and Culture Investment

In December of 2021, The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation announced a $100 million commitment to transform the financial strength and long-term viability of Southeast Michigan’s arts and culture community through the establishment of an endowment at the Community Foundation that will support the sector now and forever.     

This investment will create permanent operational funding streams for 11 of the region’s largest arts and culture institutions, support  annual grants for small- to mid-size arts & culture nonprofits throughout the seven county region, and build capacity of the Community Foundation to lead community engagement efforts around inclusion in the arts. 

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Grant Opportunity | Application is Closed

The purpose of this fund is to support small to midsize arts organizations in southeast Michigan. Grants will vary in amount but will range between $5,000 and $25,000 to support organizations that conduct their programming within the seven counties of the Community Foundation’s service area: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, Livingston and St. Clair.

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Greg Yankee

Director, Arts and Environmental Initiatives