Community Foundation of St. Joseph County awards nearly $200,000 to 7 nonprofit arts organizations

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County awarded nearly $200,000 in funding to seven nonprofit arts organizations as part of its ArtsEverywhere program.

ArtsEverywhere grants are designed to support local organizations' efforts to foster local talent, strengthen volunteering and staffing, and ignite community pride.

The South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra received $150,000, payable over three years, to support a two-week summer music camp with Fischoff Chamber Music Academy and Saint Mary's College. The camp will fill the void of the Dake Summer Music Academy, which ran from 1997 to 2017.

WNIT received $15,000 to support its efforts to cover arts programs and performances around St. Joseph County.

The South Bend Lyric Opera received $9,000 to fund the professional consultants and training needed to maintain the opera's growth.

Other organizations that received funding include:

  • WVPE - $8,000
  • The Music Village - $7,500
  • Patchwork Dance - $3,500
  • Inspire Mishawaka - $2,500
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