Massachusetts Cultural Council Awards Lloyd Center $7,700 Grant

mcc-2014The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), a state agency, has awarded the Lloyd Center for the Environment (Dartmouth, MA) a $7,700 Cultural Investment Portfolio Grant for public cultural programming.

Awarded through a competitive process, this organizational support grant signifies that the Lloyd Center for the Environment provides a high level of quality in its programs, community service and administrative ability.

“We are thrilled to receive this funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.  Support from the Cultural Investment Portfolio Program, is essential to our ability to provide quality environmental research, education and outreach to southeastern Massachusetts communities and beyond.” stated Lloyd Center Executive Director Rachel Stronach.

Financial support from the MCC’s Cultural Investment Portfolio Program assists the Lloyd Center in its ability to continue providing environmental research and education services to the schools and citizens of southeastern Massachusetts. Of special note is the fact that MCC support partially underwrites the costs of Lloyd Center science programs provided to public schools which would not otherwise be able to afford them. With municipal and school budgets as tightly restricted as they are today, the Lloyd Center’s ability to bring interactive and cost-effective science classes, both in-school and at the Center’s 82-acre coastal nature preserve, has proven to be of great benefit to the cities and towns it serves.

MCC’s total budget for the current fiscal year is $13.5 million, which includes annual grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and other sources. Its funds reach every community in Massachusetts. The mission of the MCC is to promote excellence, education, access and diversity in the arts, humanities and sciences in order to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities. The Council pursues this mission through a combination of grant programs, partnerships, and services for nonprofit cultural organizations, schools, communities, and artists.