Thrive Fund Awards $3.1 Million to Charlotte Art Groups

The Thrive Fund, a component fund of the , has announced grants totaling $3.1 million to nonprofit arts organizations in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The grants, the first announced publicly by the fund since it was established by former chairman Hugh McColl in 2012, include $2 million in operating support for the . McColl created Thrive to support the symphony, which has received $2 million from the fund in each of the last two years. Other grant recipients include the , , the , the , , and the .

"I've always believed that to have a great city, you need great arts," said McColl. "More importantly, we have great leadership in the business community, and they are the ones to thank."

"." Foundation for the Carolinas Press Release 06/17/2015.