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How to Give and FAQ’s

Q: My corporation/foundation/government agency would like to invite MICA to apply for funding. Who should I contact?
Eleni Giorgos, Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations Coordinator, is happy to answer any initial questions you may have. She can be reached at 410-225-2491. You can also contact Sara Warren, Director of Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations at 410-225-2264, or Priya Bhayana, Assistant Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations, at 410-225-2324.

Q: What sort of projects have been supported or made possible at MICA by recent grants?
A: MICA has received grant support for a variety of different programs and projects. Recent grants include $1,000,000 from the Rouse Company Foundation for MICA's East Baltimore Initiative; $128,000 from the Jacques & Natasha Gelman Foundation to continue their named scholarship at MICA; $14,200 from the Maryland State Arts Council for MICA's Exhibitions Department; over $16,000 from the Parks & People Foundation for MICA's Super Kids Camp program; and nearly $50,000 from the Maryland State Department of Education to support MICA's Summer Teacher Institute, among others. For detailed information about a selected number of recent grants, please click here.

Q: How much money does MICA raise each year from corporate, foundation and government grants?
A: In our most recently completed Fiscal Year, MICA secured over $5 million in grant-based funds from corporate, foundation, and government sources.

Q: Where can I view a list of all corporations, foundations, and government agencies that have contributed to MICA?
A: Please click here to view a list of all corporate, foundation, and government donors from our most recent Annual Report.

Q: What systems or policies does MICA have in place to ensure proper stewardship of its grant-based dollars?
A: MICA has a number of systems and policies in place to ensure proper stewardship of its corporate, foundation, and government donors. The Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations (CFG) Office uses a grants management system that, among other things, ensures timely reporting to donors on the use of grant funds. The CFG Office receives support from each division within Advancement, including Advancement Services, which maintains an extensive database of donor information that is used to generate gift receipts and pledge reminders; the Office of Stewardship, which manages donor relations and acts as liaison to academic departments and programs, ensuring that they know how to access and properly spend grants awarded to them; and the Annual Fund Office, which works in tandem with the Communications Office to produce our Annual Report, which recognizes and thanks all MICA donors.

Q: Where can I find MICA's IRS form 990 and 501(c)(3) letter confirming nonprofit status?
A: You can view these and other relevant documents by clicking on the links below. Our IRS form 990 is also available on GuideStar.org, a database of information on nonprofit organizations. Visit their website, www.guidestar.org, to create your free membership and search for "Maryland Institute" to find MICA's profile.