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




Interactive Digital Media STEM Resources for Pre-College and Informal Science Education Audiences (SBIR) (R43/R44 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
National Institutes of Health
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide opportunities for eligible small business concerns (SBCs) to submit SBIR grant applications to develop interactive digital...more
Posted On - 2017-10-04


Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
National Institutes of Health
The Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections (SCHC) program helps cultural institutions meet the complex challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future...more
Posted On - 2017-10-04


Interactive Digital Media STEM Resources for Pre-College and Informal Science Education Audiences (STTR) (R41/R42 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
National Institutes of Health
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide opportunities for eligible small business concerns (SBCs) to submit STTR grant applications to develop interactive digital...more
Posted On - 2017-10-04


Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program
National Institutes of Health
Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services (NANH) grants support Indian tribes and organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians. They are intended to provide opportunities...more
Posted On - 2017-10-04


Museum Grants for African American History and Culture
National Institutes of Health
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture support projects that improve the operations, care of collections, and development of professional management at African American...more
Posted On - 2017-10-04


National Leadership Grants for Museums
National Institutes of Health
National Leadership Grants for Museums support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can improve...more
Posted On - 2017-09-29






Largest Foundation Support for Arts and Culture for 2012

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Rank
Foundation
Grants
Total Given
3
191
56,144,511

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