Columbia Art League receives grant for new project

1 year 7 months 1 week ago December 14, 2015 Dec 14, 2015 Monday, December 14 2015 Monday, December 14, 2015 11:44:00 AM CST in News
By: Ajah Polk, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - The Community Foundation of Central Missouri awarded seven local nonprofit organizations $6000 in grants today. One of the recipients awarded was the Columbia Art League.

The Columbia Art League received $500 in order to fund a project officials said is a project they've wanted to do for a while. 

Executive director, Diana Moxon said they plan to use the money to create a mural of a rainbow for the Rainbow House. 

Moxon said it was the children at Rainbow House that inspired her to apply for the grant in August.

"It's another project we get to do in the community involving artist, and young people who are interested in arts or anything that we can do to promote the visual arts and get people creating and involved with art so this just helps us do that," Moxon said. "But really the main thing is it gives a rainbow to rainbow house."

According to Moxon, the funding will be used to pay for the supplies and the artist's time. The residents of Rainbow House will also be able to contribute the mural.

The executive director of the Community Foundation of Central Missouri John Baker, said they reviewed 29 applications before selecting the seven recipients.

"Our goal primarily is to match donors to causes they care about, and to facilitate philanthropy, and make it easy for more people to engage in significant charitable giving in central Missouri," Baker said.

Moxen said she is excited about completing the project, and giving a rainbow to Rainbow House.

The entire project is expected to be completed within the next couple of months.

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