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Margaret Frans Brady Fund, Juneau Community Foundation open application period for arts funding

Posted: September 26, 2013 - 12:05am

The Juneau Community Foundation and the Brady family of Skagway have announced the opening of a new round of funding for qualifying arts and education programs and projects through the Margaret Frans Brady Fund.

The MFB Fund was set up in 2012 as a donor advised fund to assist arts and education projects or scholarships in Skagway and northern Southeast Alaska. The fund is directed toward scholarships in the spring, and programs and projects in the fall.

This fall’s application period began Sept. 10 and will run through Oct. 20. Approximately $9,500 is being made available for this round of funding.

Qualifying nonprofit entities are encouraged to apply for:

• projects that enhance the arts in the community, including, but not limited to: arts facilities, libraries, symposiums, marketing programs and website development.

• arts education in the school and community, including music education and programs that teach other creative arts.

• arts councils and other nonprofits that support the arts with programs and facilities.

• other youth education programs or activities that the donors would deem worthy of funding.

All creative arts will be considered including writing, music, visual and performance arts. Education projects may be submitted by qualifying schools/districts or tax-exempt non-profits that have education components.

Applications for the Margaret Frans Brady Fund fall funding period will appear on the JCF website: www.juneaucf.org until Oct. 20.

The mission of the Juneau Community Foundation is to promote philanthropy and effectively respond to the needs of our communities. In the seven years since its inception it has awarded over $550,000 in grants.

For more information, contact executive director Amy Skilbred at amy@juneaucf.org or 523-5450.

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