Educating a future generation
of architecture advocates:
MAF Awards its first Education Awareness Grants       


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.

Find out more about the MAF Education Awareness Grant program, including evaluation criteria and how to apply.