Milagro Receives $75,000 in Grants

Milagro Receives $75,000 in Grants

In April and May 2014, Miracle Theatre Group aka Milagro, the Northwest's premier Latino arts and culture organization, was awarded two grants totaling $75,000 in general operating support for Milagro's 31st and 32nd seasons.

On April, 1, 2014, the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation awarded Milagro a general operating support grant totaling $60,000 to be dispersed over two years to support performances, programs, and operations celebrating Latino culture, diversity, and history.

Milagro has begun a three-year plan to enhance its play selection process, in-house design team, arts education programming, and community partnership development. The grant from the Miller Foundation will allow Milagro to address these new challenges while maintaining its home production schedule and touring programs, advancing experimental programming, better serving the target demographic, and strategically planning for the future of the organization.

The Miller Foundation is an independent, private foundation, established in 2002 to enhance the quality of life of Oregonians through support of the Arts and Education, in honor of James F. Miller and his wife Marion, who were passionate about learning and researched languages, history, mythology, literature, ballet, music, the arts, and other cultures, and who gave generously to many cultural and educational institutions in both Oregon and New York. The Miller Foundation works to fulfill their legacy by supporting the arts and education throughout the state of Oregon.

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On May 14, 2014, Milagro also received a $15,000 operating grant from The Kinsman Foundation to support its 31st anniversary season of works celebrating risk-taking and creativity.

Embarking on its 31st season in 2014-15, Milagro has a strong history of serving its large and diverse community with unique, culturally specific programming. The organization has increased its investment in artistic creation; strengthened the governance and fundraising capacity of its board of directors; revamped its fundraising, financial and information management systems to industry standards; and expanded its endeavors in local arts education.

The Kinsman Foundation is a private foundation established in 1983 and built on the philanthropy of John and Elizabeth T. Kinsman of Milwaukie, Oregon. The Foundation supports small independent organizations staffed in part by volunteers and that are built on an individual's commitment to a hope, vision, or dream.

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