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.



Must Modern Philanthropy Be So Corrosive?

In a NPQ (Nonprofit Quarterly) story, it quotes Komal Shah, a trustee of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, asking, "How evil is too evil when it comes to donors?" The question is in connection...more

Artists Find Inspiration in a Perfect Environment for Creative Ideas

The Xinqiao Art Zone of Songjiang District is being seen as the ideal environment for art, design and creativity among 100 artists and art institutions, thus becoming the city's largest base for the...more

$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



  

Largest Foundation Support for Arts and Culture for 2012

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Rank
Foundation
Grants
Total Given
2
187
71,206,000
4
156
53,855,928

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Works Progress Welcomes Philanthropic Punk and Proud Father

Comedy punk band Warning: Danger guitarist and Seattle native, Eric Bruckbauer, has joined the Works Progress community, a “coworking” or flexible work and meeting space where independent workers, small businesses and non-profits can thrive.




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