The Burbank Arts for All Foundation is following one banner year with another, announcing a new wave of grants totaling $27,250 in support of arts education.
The sum is the largest ever issued to Burbank Unified teachers in a single grant cycle, and will impact more than 5,000 students during the next 12 months, said board co-chair Alexandra Helfrich. It also pushes the six-year-old foundation's total contributions to local arts education past the $150,000 mark.
“The reason we are able to give more … than ever before is because we are seeing more and more community support,” Helfrich said. “The more community support we have from our business partners, the more we are able to give back to the schools.”
The foundation operates two grant cycles, one in the fall and one in the spring, during which time teachers and administrators can apply for money to support a specific arts-related project.