Cultural Center rakes in $90,000 in grants

Tia Lynn Ivey News

The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center (MMCC) is raking in the grant money, recently receiving four grants totaling $90,000. Grants were given to the center for historic preservation, programming, and operating expenses.

The largest grant was awarded to the MMCC from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta (CFGA) in the amount of $62,400 to supplement the center’s operating costs.

“We are honored to receive a general operating support grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.  General operating support grants are so important to the Cultural Center’s annual budget as many grants are designated for specific projects.  The Community Foundation’s sustaining support of the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center is of enormous help.  We are honored and grateful for their support and guidance,” said Kim Brown, Madison-Morgan Cultural Center Director.

The MMCC was also awarded a historic preservation grant from the Fox Theatre Institute in the amount of $16,195. According to the MMCC, “The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center has been awarded a Fox Theatre Institute 2017-18 Historic Preservation grant of $16,195 to support the repair and reupholstering of the seats in our theater.  The renovation of our seating will help us improve our patrons experience in the auditorium.”

Brown was grateful to the Fox Theatre for choosing to award the MMCC with this grand for a third time.

“We are honored to receive our second grant in three  years from the Fox Theatre Institute.  As we complete the preservation and greening of our beloved building, the Fox Theatre Institute’s sustaining support has been of enormous help.  We are honored and grateful for their support and guidance,” said Brown.

General Mills awarded a $10,000 grant to the MMCC for the center’s annual student series program.

“We are honored to receive a Strengthening Hometown Communities grant from the General Mills.  Serving the young people attending school in the Morgan County School System is of a major part of the Center’s mission.  General Mills sustaining support of the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center is of enormous help.  We are honored and grateful for their support and guidance,” said Brown.

The Georgia Trust also awarded the MMCC a grant in the amount of $1500.

According to the MMCC, the center has been awarded a Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Callahan Incentive Grant of $1,500 to finish the renovation of three exterior doors on the Cultural Center’s historic building.

“We are pleased to receive a Callahan Incentive Grant from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.  These three doors will complete the exterior preservation and renovation our beloved building.   The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation has been an invaluable resource as we embarked upon our 1.5-million-dollar capital campaign to preserve, sustain, and renovate the building.  We are honored and grateful for their support and guidance,” said Kim Brown, Madison-Morgan Cultural Center Director.

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