FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Cultural Council awarded 38 grants totaling $36,809.
The Cultural Council received 58 grant applications requesting a total of $94,168.
There were many worthwhile applications for funding but we did not have sufficient funds to grant the requested amount to all those receiving a grant, wrote the Council in a letter to the Mayor and the Framingham City Council.
Cultural Council Chair Joel Winett spoke before the 11-member Framingham City Council last night, January 29.
We reduced the amount we awarded in order to give grants to more applicants, said Winett.
The Framingham Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth.
The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community- based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year.
The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), a state
agency, which then allocates funds to each community.
We are grateful to the Legislature for providing funding for these projects through the Massachusetts Cultural Council, wrote the Framingham Cultural Council.
The Framingham Cultural Council also reached out to businesses and corporations in MetroWest to augment the funds we receive from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
We received a significant contribution from Middlesex Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation, said the Council in its letter to the City’s executive and legislative branches of government.
The 2019 Cultural Council grant awards were made to the following organizations for the indicated project.