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Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation - Arts

Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation - Arts







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The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation has a special interest in serving, engaging, and educating young people through the arts.The Foundation accepts applications in two areas:Arts & Community LifeDesired Outcome: Robust community participation and more attractive, prosperous neighborhoods in Detroit and other economically challenged areas across Metropolitan Detroit, contributing to a stronger region.The Foundation will consider project support for activities that:Strengthen individual neighborhoods through cultural activities and public art;Expose and engage residents and audiences in opportunities for creative expression and participation in order to build community, with an emphasis on projects that:explore the intersection of arts and the environment, orbuild on the community’s artistic roots and history to support its cultural and economic renaissance; andDevelop the support infrastructure to help create an economically sustainable arts community.Jazz EducationDesired Outcome: The continuation of Detroit’s strong jazz tradition, and Fred Erb’s legacy of jazz patronage, by educating the next generation of musicians.The Foundation supports jazz instruction for musically talented, economically challenged youth.To be eligible for a grant, your organization must:Be recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and not a private foundation.Have a current financial audit conducted by an independent certified public accountant. For organizations with yearly revenues under $500,000, we will accept a financial review in lieu of an audit.Have had total revenues of at least $100,000 for the preceding year.In policy and practice not discriminate based on age, race, creed, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, and ethnicity.The Foundation's geographic area of giving is focused on Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties of Michigan, as well as the watersheds impacting those areas.The first step in applying is to submit a letter of inquiry (LOI). LOIs may be submitted at any time and are reviewed on a rolling basis at weekly staff meetings.A Proposal may be invited based upon your LOI. Grants are approved at quarterly board meetings, generally in March, June, September and December. 5/27

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