Foundation gives $1 million grant to Detroit youth theatre


DETROIT | A foundation created by “Hamilton” producer Jeffrey Seller is giving a $1 million grant to the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit.

Mosaic says that the Seller-Lehrer Family Foundation grant will be distributed over five years and will support its summer camp and a middle school program.

The annual funding will fund up to 200 camp scholarships. Monies also will be set aside for an endowment to support future programs.

Seller is a Detroit-area native. He began the foundation along with Josh Lehrer, a photographer and documentarist.

“Hamilton” is an award-winning take on the nation’s first U.S. treasury secretary, Alexander Hamilton. It has been cheered for reclaiming the nation’s founding story with a multicultural cast.

The nonprofit Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit was founded 27 years ago.