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Give for Greatness awards $15,000 in grants

The local philanthropy Give for Greatness announced the recipients of 15 grants, each worth $1,000, to local cultural organizations today during a press conference in the Sportsmens Tavern. The organization was founded during the Erie County cultural funding crisis of 2010-11 and has will officially become a program of the advocacy group Arts Services Initiative in 2015.

The money for the latest round of G4G grants was raised during its 2014 Lawyers for the Arts" event. The next one is slated for Feb. 28, 2015 in the Sportsmens.

The 15 grant recipients, whose budgets range from $9,000 to $220,000, are:

American Repertory Theatre of Western New York

Blues Society of Western New York

Brazen-Face Varlets

Buffalo Religious Arts Center

Colored Musicians Club

Danceability

Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York

Holland Community Choir

Lewiston Council on the Arts

Lockside Art Center

Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe

Nickel City Opera Company

Sugar City

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