The Grand Foundation
About the Grand Foundation
The Grand Foundation (GF) is a community-based, independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, formerly known as the Arts Leadership Alliance (ALA). The original ALA was founded in 1998 to promote the cultural development of the community. Its activities, on behalf of the City, include developing and implementing programs which foster the broadest possible public use of the the cultural arts programs at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts. The GF has served to advance technical support and programming of the Grand with annual underwriting contributions since opening in 2007. Foundation underwriting has supported concerts, exhibitions, classes, workshops and special events, in addition to providing arts supplies, art making and technical equipment, and hospitality services.
Funds are raised and managed by the City’s non-profit partner, the Grand Foundation. As the exclusive fundraising organization of the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, the GF helps support special programs and the educational outreach of the Center through the Clyde Bland Education Fund. We invite you to learn more about the Grand Foundation and encourage you to become a supporter of the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts.