As part of its program of funding arts in the region, Summit Area Public Foundation has awarded more than $25,000 in grants to six local organizations.
The grants will support a variety of programs, which include free lunchtime concerts at Central Presbyterian Church in Summit and a mid-day cabaret series by Dreamcatcher Repertory Theater at the Connection.
Young artists will also benefit. SAPF awarded grants to the Summit Symphony, for its 2012 Young Artist Competition and Concert, and to the local Teen Arts Festival to help fund stipends for professionals who comment on the work of budding local artists.
A grant to the Summit Performing Arts Resource Committee (SPARC) will help fund a scenery rigging system in the Summit High School theater. It will also support various workshops, cabaret shows, and programs at Jefferson, Lincoln-Hubbard and Washington schools in Summit.
In addition, an SAPF grant will allow the NJ Intergenerational Orchestra to record its spring concert for broadcast on HomeTowne TV.
Summit Area Public Foundation is a 501(c)(3) community charitable foundation. It fosters philanthropy in the Summit area by identifying local needs and offering donors flexible ways to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors. For more information on these and other grants, visit sapfnj.org.
— by Reagan Burkholder