Bass Museum of Art announces a $500,000 grant from W.K. Kellogg Foundation to expand educational outreach
IDEA@thebass educational programs will be expanded to connect and engage with an additional 5000 families per year (IDEA@thebass program total of 30,000 over three years) with community-based offsite programs such Family Days, family-based art classes, and the newly developed amBASSador Program.The Bass Museum is the only art museum to receive funding among the 30 organizations awarded a total of $13.7 million in grants by the Michigan-based foundation.
“Our expanded IDEA@thebass program will strengthen families and communities through art and creativity. The focus will be to reach out to culturally underserved communities in Miami Beach, Little Haiti, Overtown, Little Havana and North Miami, ” says Silvia Karman Cubiñá, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Bass Museum of Art.
About the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer, Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to help break the cycle of poverty by removing barriers based on race or income that hold back children, so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.
The Kellogg Foundation is based in Battle Creek, Michigan, and works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special emphasis is paid to priority places where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. WKKF priority places in the U.S. are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti.