Lin-Manuel is doing great things for Puerto Rico, shortly after his arrival he announced that he has helped create a multimillion-dollar fund to boost the arts in the U.S. territory as it struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria.
According to Dailymail.com:
The Hamilton playwright, 38, said he hopes the fund will grow to $15 million in upcoming years. He added that he will donate all funds from the Broadway hit when it is performed January in Puerto Rico. The first five recipients of the fund include a dance school and a theater company.
‘This will allow us to start dreaming again, to come up with new ideas, to visit more cities. This will allow us to breathe,’ Julio Morales, artistic co-director of the local theater company Y No Habia Luz, told The Associated Press.
The seven-member company will receive $180,000, an infusion of cash after it had struggled to find funds and was forced to cancel all events for several months after the hurricane.
The nonprofit Flamboyan Foundation will manage the fund, which will award $1 million each to the Theater of the University of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Museum of Art.
An award of $900,000 will go to an art education program and a dance school.
Hurricane Maria caused damage estimated at more than $100 billion when it hit in September. Read full story here..