Americana Foundation


: Arts & Culture


The Foundation was created by Detroit industrialist Adolph H. and Ginger Meyer, who had a lifelong appreciation for woodworking, particularly fine furniture. The Foundation supports educational and advocacy programs that address the sustainable growth and development of American agriculture and community food systems, the conservation and preservation of the nationís natural resources, and the protection and presentation of cultural expressions of Americaís heritage. The Foundationís American Heritage program seeks to promote knowledge of accessibility to Americanís heritage through educational opportunities of future conservators and curators in the field and the preservation and presentation of unique collections. Grants will be awarded for the preservation and/or acquisition of high style, classic, handcrafted furniture from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as well as supporting their placement with charitable and educational institutions and/or the U.S. government; career development support for curatorial and conservation internships with major institutions and universities; and restoration projects for heritage buildings and cultural landscapes that are listed or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Priority will be given to one-year projects that are supported by multiple sources and are sustainable over time as well as to organizations that are located or operate within the state of Michigan. Additional information can be found on the Web site.

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