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




Internships to Increase Public Access to Archival Resources in the NPS National Capital Region
National Park Service
Curated archival collections are primary data sources that provide information for long-term research needs. Few students in areas of cultural resource stewardship are trained in the management of...more
Posted On - 2017-12-12


Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff - A Museums for America Special Initiative
National Park Service
The goal of the Museums for America (MFA) program is to support projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. Museums Empowered: Professional Development...more
Posted On - 2017-12-08


Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Large Grants Program
National Park Service
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce the fiscal year 2018 call...more
Posted On - 2017-12-07


Professional care, management, and conservation of the museum collections for Lake Meredith NRA and Alibates Flint Quarries NM
National Park Service
NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD: This funding announcement is not a request for applications. This announcement is in accordance with 505 DM 2.12 and it is being issued to provide notice of the National...more
Posted On - 2017-11-27


U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2018 Large Grants Competition, Peru
National Park Service
The U.S. Embassy in Peru in coordination with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce the fiscal year 2018 call for Project Abstracts...more
Posted On - 2017-11-27


Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Large Grant- 2018, Ukraine
National Park Service
The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 2018 U.S. Ambassadors Funds for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Large Grants Program. The Program aims to preserve major...more
Posted On - 2017-11-16






Largest Foundation Support for Arts and Culture for 2012

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Grants
Total Given
3
191
56,144,511

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