Shoreline Arts Alliance Receives Generous Grant from MJ Petretto Foundation

MJ Petretto Foundation donates $5,000 from annual golf classic to Shoreline Arts Alliance for funding of arts programs for youth

September 18, 2019, Guilford, CT – Shoreline Arts Alliance has received a generous $5,000 grant from the MJ Petretto Foundation. This important funding will help Shoreline Arts Alliance expand their summer leadership initiative program to students across the state of Connecticut. The MJ Petretto Foundation is dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations on the Shoreline provide more services, programs, and support to the public. Each year the MJ Petretto Foundation hosts an annual Golf Classic at the Clinton Country Club, this fundraising event helps support organizations and projects just like Shoreline Arts Alliance.

The Leadership Initiative program was implemented in 2019 by Shoreline Arts Alliance, a rebirth of the internship program, designed to give students an educational, safe, and affirming environment to develop their art, express themselves through any and all art forms, and to develop their own leadership and management skills along the way. The funding from the MJ Petretto Foundation will allow Shoreline Arts Alliance to continue this program into 2020. This grant gives more students opportunities to safely express themselves outside of school.

About MJ Petretto Foundation:

The M.J. Petretto Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 2009 as part of Retirement Planning Group’s commitment to give back time, talent and money to support the efforts of Connecticut not-for-profits. The Foundation’s mission is to fund organizations that support education health, and quality of life to build stronger Connecticut communities.

About Shoreline Arts Alliance:

Shoreline Arts Alliance is a nonprofit 501(c)3 arts organization based in Guilford, CT. It is the Regional Service Organization, appointed by the state of Connecticut for a 24 town region in Connecticut. Shoreline Arts Alliance mission is to Transform Lives through the Arts by Educating, Encouraging, Enriching, and Engaging the community through art. Shoreline Arts Alliance has several programs for young artists, arts organizations, and members of the community. Learn more at

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