UPDATE: Read the full news story here.
Breaking news story here. What do you think of this program and these developments?
The word is in as to who gets what in the final round of the Taubman Foundation Sustainability Grants:
Organizations receiving $100,000 grants: EventZone (pay debt/fundraising); W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center (enhance revenue); *Historical Society of Western Virginia (marketing); Mill Mountain Theatre (development staffing); *Opera Roanoke (programming); *Salem Museum (debt reduction); *Science Museum of Western Virginia (enhance revenue); *Virginia Museum of Transportation (marketing/leveraging).
Organization receiving $55,000 grant: *Roanoke Children’s Theatre (enhance revenue).
Organizations receiving $50,000 grants: *Apple Ridge Farm (marketing); *Arts Council of the Blue Ridge (endowment/pay debt); Chorus of the Blue Ridge (marketing); *Grandin Theatre Foundation (improve infrastructure); *Jefferson Center (infrastructure); *Southwest Virginia Ballet (strengthen endowment).
Organizations receiving $25,000 grants: *Local Colors of Southwest Virginia (marketing); *Harrison Museum of African American Culture (retire debt); Roanoke Ballet Theatre (reduce deficits); *Studio Roanoke (general operating support).
*denotes organizations that received a Taubman Foundation grant last year.