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.

  

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Foundation and philanthropic support for museums from around the Web.



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

South Dakota State Railroad Museum Receives $5,000 Grant for Program Expansion
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

South Dakota State Railroad Museum, a museum and research library in Hill City that is committed entirely to the study and preservation of the unique railroad history in the state, obtains a $5,000...more

Moffat Family Fund Supports Six Area Nonprofits

The Moffat Family Fund supports six nonprofit organizations with a total distribution of $37,669 in grants. The grants were awarded at the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery (MJMAG) ceremony. The...more

Charitable Giving Recovers Slowly in 2012, Report Says

According to the 2012 Giving USA report from the Center for Philanthropy at Indiana University, philanthropic giving has steadily risen up to 3.5% in the past year. In 2012, philanthropic efforts...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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