MAF recently awarded the first grants from its Education Awareness Grant program. MAF’s Education Awareness Grant Program supports projects and programs that align with MAF’s mission of advancing awareness of how architecture enriches life. The grants are intended to benefit students in Michigan under the age of 18 years old, with the goal to reach out, engage, and promote awareness and education of K-12 students as advocates of architecture and its benefit to society.
The recently announced grantees follow:
ACE West Michigan $3,000
Program that mentors students in West Michigan in architecture, engineering and construction
Baldwin Public Library $2,000
Materials for local school STEAM night programs. Pens, printer, scanner, desktop CNC unit, supplies
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center $5,000
Art & Architecture semester-long programs for students in grades 6-12 in Detroit Public Schools, plus design and structure to youth art classes throughout the year
Glen Arbor Arts Center $650
Materials for “Gaudi”-inspired fairy homes project at Art Center in summer of 2023
Munising Public Schools $936
KEVA Planks for 3rd grade math class to build structures
NOMA – Project Pipeline $5,000
2023 Project Pipeline camps in Detroit and Kalamazoo
Each year the grant program will award up to $20,000 to help support architecture-related education programs that engage students in creative ways. Applicants may include but are not limited to public broadcasters, summer camps, neighborhood associations, public libraries, children’s museums, and other non-profit entities. Funds may be awarded to a single recipient or to multiple recipients, at the discretion of the MAF Education Awareness Grant Committee. Grant applicants must be a 501c3 organization.
The grant application process will open in January of each award year, and close on April 1 of the award year. Grants are awarded once annually, on May 1 of each year. Applicants are encouraged to apply by email, submitting a proposal summary, project cost, activities, and how their project will advance the mission of MAF. Grant recipients are eligible to receive up to one grant per calendar year. Recipients must apply each year to be eligible in that year.