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July 01, 2015

Grants Roundup: Cincinnati Arts Groups Receive Over $10 Million

Amy Claeys, Detroit Symphony Orchestra

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Salute to America concert at Green Field Village

Notable new grants compiled by The Chronicle:

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

The foundation awarded grants totaling more than $26 million in June, including $250,000 to Detroit Symphony Orchestra for summer programs and to develop a strategy for future summer shows.

The Cleveland Foundation

The foundation awarded $19.2 million in June, including a $5.5 million grant for Northeast Ohio Medical University and Cleveland State University’s Partnership for Urban Health, which trains medical students from diverse communities to deal with health problems in urban areas.


The foundation awarded nearly $10.4 million in grants to organizations across Cincinnati, mostly to 35 local arts organizations. Grantees included the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (more than $3 million) and the Cincinnati Art Museum (over $1.6 million).

Templeton Religious Trust

The foundation awarded a $3.1-million grant to the University of Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters to study how practicing science affects laboratory researchers’ habits, outlooks, and religious beliefs. The university’s new Center for Theology, Science, and Human Flourishing will oversee the interdisciplinary research.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The foundation awarded a $2.7-million grant to the University of California at Irvine School of Humanities to test a pilot program to streamline the graduate-school process and create a teaching and research position of up to two years for all candidates who finish their dissertations in five years.

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