The foundation awarded the theater the grant for the State Theatre’s Community Access Initiative.
The Community Access Initiative — which provides arts programming for local children and families that may not otherwise have access to the arts — includes a series of free summer movies as well as a storytelling series, which serves children aged 3-8 and their families.
“The Provident Bank Foundation’s giving to community enrichment focuses on programs that contribute to a more well-rounded community experience, and provide increased access to information and specialized learning opportunities,” said Jane Kurek, executive director, The Provident Bank Foundation. “Milk & Cookies (storytelling series) and the Free Summer Movies Series align with these areas of interest, benefiting families from across the region, and both provide a great way to introduce kids to theater.”
This is the second time the State Theatre has received a Major Grant from The Provident Foundation. Major Grants emphasize support of sustainable community enhancement and short-term change.