Last year we launched The Dr. David Gottlieb Education Microgrant and The Woodlands Arts Council Artist Microgrant. These programs began with the hope to more effectively fund arts education and artist growth in Montgomery County. The inaugural round of funding had 18 applicants, 11 were awarded for a total of $33,000 in impact across Montgomery County arts classrooms, museums, and organizations.
This year the microgrant program had 60 applicants with total funding requests exceeding $174,000. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization the Council had budgeted to award $40,000 in microgrants.
Given the exceptional growth of the program we have chosen four more projects totaling an additional $10,000 to fundraise for this Giving Tuesday.
We only need 50 members of our community to donate $200 to help us reach our goal.