Community Foundation awards arts group

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois has awarded $20,600 to nine organizations for arts projects from the spring grants cycle of its Community Arts and Humanities Fund. Deadline for the fall cycle of arts and humanities grants awards is July 15.

Grants were authorized by the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees at their February meeting. The Community Foundation annually awards more than $300,000 from its various competitive grants programs for Boone, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago counties. For more information on available grants, see .

The latest recipients of arts and humanities grants from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois follow:

Artists’ Ensemble Theater, $2,000, for its spring production “Over the River and Through the Woods”; Centennial United Methodist Church, $2,000, for its Saturday Kid’s Club multicultural arts program; Eboné Community Theatre, $1,500, for its Legends of Jazz and Blues project; Main Street Players of Boone County, $1,000, for its mystery-writing workshops for senior citizens; Midway Urban Visual and Performing Arts Center, $1,500, for its Youth Night: Youth Artistic Development Initiative; Midway Village and Museum Center, $4,500 for its fiberglass sock monkey public art and history display; Native American Awareness Committee, $1,500, for their 10th annual Honor the Mounds Gathering Aug. 13 at Beattie Park in Rockford; Rockford School District 205, $4,100, for its Art for Beautification and Conservation in our Schools (ABC’s) gardening projects for the city-wide America in Bloom competition; Rockford Symphony Orchestra, $2,500 for its Symphony Goes to School program for area third and fourth graders.

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois was established in 1953 and serves Boone, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago counties through grant-making programs, scholarships and its charitable giving services for individuals, organizations and businesses.

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