Arts & Entertainment

Mac Miller Fund Announces First Grant Recipients

Pittsburgh, Los Angeles based programs will receive funds in honor of the late rapper.


The Mac Miller Fund, named in honor of the late Pittsburgh rapper, has named its first grantees.

According to the Post-Gazette, the Hope Academy of Music and Arts and "MusiCares," a charity of the Recording Academy, will receive $50,000 grants from the Fund.

The Fund honors Mac Miller, born Malcolm McCormick, who died last September of an accidental overdose at the age of 26. Miller, a Pittsburgh native, reached global stardom through his music. His final album "Swimming" was released in August 2018, and he was posthumously nominated for Best Rap Album at the Grammy's.

The Hope Academy in East Liberty exposes children to music education at an early age. Photo courtesy Hope Academy.

The Hope Academy in East Liberty will use the grant to expand its Suzuki Music Program. The program introduces young children to musical education and training starting at a young age.

MusiCares, based in Los Angeles, will establish the Mac Miller Legacy Fund to help young adults struggling with substance abuse.

Miller's family established the fund after his death. In November, a "Celebration of Life" benefit concert was held in Los Angeles, featuring performances by Chance the Rapper, Travis Scott, John Mayer, SZA and other music superstars.

Mac Miller Fund will help fund music education initiatives and support aspiring artists in underserved communities. Photo courtesy @macmiller on Instagram.

The fund's mission is to support "programming, resources and opportunities to youth from underserved communities, helping them recognize their full potential through exploration in the arts and community building."

For more information or to support the Mac Miller Fund, you can click here.

Feature image courtesy @macmiller on Instagram.

How can you start something good?
The Conversation
More stories you may love

How Goats And The Volunteers Who Love Them Are Saving A Popular Park

They're keeping invasive plants from taking over Pittsburgh's Frick Park by doing what comes naturally. For the goats at least!

You Can Take Action To Stop Fraud And Elder Abuse

They're easy targets for thieves and criminals. This is how you protect your loved ones.

Warning: This Community Program Is In Danger Of Shutting Down!

Watch to see why this program that serves children, adults, and people with special needs may go away if people don't step up NOW!

Our Mission
Have you ever felt like there's just too much bad news? Ever felt like the world is hopeless, and you're helpless to do anything about it? We did too. That's why we created Sparkt™.
At Sparkt™, we tell powerful stories about great people making a difference in their communities, and we show you how you can make a difference too. Join us, and together, let's #StartSomethingGood!
Popular
Recent
Sparkt Newsletter
Get positive, uplifting stories in your inbox
Follow Us on Social Media
Download the Mobile App
Sparkt™ is a Rabble Holdings, Inc. Media Brand. © 2020 Rabble Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved.