Miami City Ballet has received $4 million in grants from major foundations and another $2.5 million in board donations, company officials said.
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, one of the company’s most consistent supporters, has pledged $2.5 million over three years. Of that total, $1.5 million comes from a fund set up in 2012, when the company was awarded a $5 million, five-year grant, the largest in its history.
A new $1 million grant is designated for new work and strengthening the organization. That grant required a match in debt forgiveness or new or increased donations, which has been met, Executive Director Michael Scolamiero said.
The company has received its first grant from the Ford Foundation — a $1.5 million, three-year grant for general support as well as enhanced education and outreach.