The mission of the National Gallery of Art is to serve the United States of America in a national role by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards.

It is a prime example of the positive role that government and philanthropy play in support for the arts. Enjoy this gallery of some of its holdings.

  

Funding for Museums

Foundation and philanthropic support for museums from around the Web.



$2.8 Million to Support the Arts in Akron Ohio
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation

The Akron Community Foundation has awarded a $2.8 Million grant to arts organizations in Summit County. $509,000 of that money will be used for dance programs for the county. It will also fund...more

Corporate aid continues for arts groups

The Arts Alive Foundation, sponsored by PNC Bank, has selected seven worthy organizations to receive grants totaling $250,000. An endeavor that has been carried out for the last seven years, the Arts...more

The Rose Art Museum Receives Two Grant Funds To Support New Exhibition, Academic Projects
Foundation: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Rose Art Museum has been awarded two first-time grants of $100,000 each from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Andy Warhol Foundation will...more

Give It Up For Margaret! Philanthropic Festival

Give it up for Margaret!, a mini festival conducted by the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), celebrates quiz-show champion and Melbourne celebrity Margaret Lawrence's passion for the arts and...more

Two Museums in South Florida Receive W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grants
Foundation: Kellogg Foundation

Two Miami-Dade County museums have been awarded W.K. Kellogg Foundation grants to fund programs that promote family engagement in early childhood education. A total of 30 organizations were...more

Sanford Historical Society Score $25,000 Grant Boost
Foundation: Midland Area Community Foundation

The Sanford Historical Society has received a $25,000 grant from the Midland Area Community Foundation to update and refurbish the main exhibit hall at the Sanford Centennial Museum. The grant...more

New Britain Museum Acquires Grant for Scheduled Expansion
Foundation: Community Foundation of Greater New Britain

The New Britain Museum of American Art secured a $250,000 grant approved by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain to cover the $10.2 million expansion that will enable the purchase of...more

Cherokee Preservation Foundation Pumps Up More Than $1 Million Grants
Foundation: Cherokee Preservation Foundation

The Cherokee Preservation Foundation has awarded $1,066,685 for its Spring 2014 grants. A total of 20 recipients have received the grant funding - many are museums, land trusts, educational...more

Prince George Community Foundation Awards Endowment Grants

The Prince George Community Foundation has rolled out $40,000 to 14 local organizations to go towards endowment funds. According to Foundation President Ray Noonan, some local organizations who...more

I Am Trenton Community Foundation Presents Six Grants for Community Projects

I Am Trenton Community Foundation recently announced six grants to be given to community projects. The Foundation, mostly funded by individual donors, will shell out $6,000 funds to help support...more



  

Government Support for Museums




Notice of Intent to Award
Bureau of Reclamation
NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD ONLY: The Las Vegas Wash (LVW) carries more than 170 million gallons of water a day. Decades ago, the flows of the LVW created more than 2,000 acres of wetlands. By the...more
Posted On - 2017-03-29


Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Colorado Plateau CESU
Geological Survey

The U.S. Geological Surveyâ¿¿s Core Science Analytics, Synthesis & Libraries (CSASL) organization is offering a funding opportunity to a partner within the Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit...more
Posted On - 2017-03-29


Common Heritage
National Endowment For The Humanities

America’s cultural heritage is preserved not only in libraries, museums, archives, and other community organizations, but also in all of our homes, family histories, and life stories. The Common...more
Posted On - 2017-03-23


Establish SEEDS YCC Crew to Assist Keweenaw National Historical Park Heritage Sites and Partners
National Park Service

This Funding Announcement is not a request for applications. This announcement is to provide public notice of the National Park Service (NPS) intention to fund a Task Agreement against an existing...more
Posted On - 2017-03-06


Museums Empowered: Professional Development and Capacity Building Opportunities for Museums – A Museums for America Special Initiative
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Museums for America (MFA) grants support projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. Museums Empowered: Professional Development and Capacity Building...more
Posted On - 2017-03-06


USFWS Heritage Comittee Strategic Plan Support
Fish and Wildlife Service

The Association of Retired Fish and Wildlife Service Employees submitted an unsolicited proposal to support the USFWS Heritage Committee 5 Year Strategic plan by seeking out and obtaining oral...more
Posted On - 2017-02-28






Largest Foundation Support for Arts and Culture for 2012

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Grants
Total Given
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191
56,144,511

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