History of the GrandWorks Foundation

The GrandWorks Foundation was formed in 2014 to oversee the operation of the Gloria Theatre on behalf of the Urbana United Methodist Church, which purchased the building earlier the same year. The organization is a collaboration between city and county government, local arts organizations, area schools and universities, small business owners, and faith-based organizations.

A 13-member Board of Directors oversees general operations of the GrandWorks Foundation. The Foundation Administrator facilitates day-to-day operations with the help of community volunteers.