Grand Rapids, MI – The Grand Rapids Public Museum has been awarded a grant in the amount of thirty thousand dollars from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of nearly 300 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2013 funding.
“The Grand Rapids Public Museum is grateful to the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs for their award,” said Dale A. Robertson, President and CEO of the Grand Rapids Public Museum. “The award will be used to fund museum exhibitions and programming focused on the community of Grand Rapids.”
Organizations receiving MCACA grant awards are required to match those funds with other public and private dollars. Local support of the Grand Rapids Public Museum includes: Dave and Carol Van Andel Foundation, The Steve Van Andel Foundation, Amway, Spartan Stores, Inc., Ferris State University, Founders Brewing Company, MLive, Van Andel Institute, Wolverine World Wide Foundation, DTE Engery Foundation and many others. The Grand Rapids Public Museum also receives significant volunteer support from the community.