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.



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

Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro Provides $75,000 to International Civil Rights Center & Museum
Foundation: Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro

Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro officials approves a $75,000 to be awarded to International Civil Rights Center & Museum. The funding will help the museum update and finish its audits...more

Fairfield Museum and History Center Gets $20,000 Grant for Expansion of Educational Program
Foundation: Fairfield County Community Foundation

Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro officials approves a $75,000 to be awarded to International Civil Rights Center & Museum. The funding will help the museum update and finish its audits...more

Oceanside Charitable Foundation Provides $52,600 Grants to Cultural Arts Programs
Foundation: San Diego Foundation

The Oceanside Charitable Foundation granted a total of $52,600 to five community cultural arts programs. The foundation, an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, rendered grant checks at the...more

House of Flags Museum Obtains Grants from Polk County Community Foundation
Foundation: Polk County Community Foundation

The Polk County Community Foundation awarded Columbus-situated House of Flags Museum grants for the acquisition and installation of a handicap lift providing access to the second floor of the...more

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Gets Competitive Grant
Foundation: Fairfield County Community Foundation

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, a National Historic Landmark since the 1970s, will be expanding its successful Education Program. In support of the program, the Fairfield County Community...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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