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.

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

FBI Discovers New Information on 23-Year Old Boston Museum Heist Mystery

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

MOCA Dismisses Merger Proposal with LA Modern-Art Museum

The Museum of Contemporary Art turns down an offer to merge with the larger and better-endowed Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). LACMA proposed the union earlier with pledges of...more

One-Night Event Features “Capturing Culture” Photographic Project
Foundation: Kellogg Foundation

A one-night exhibition and reception at the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum in Washington, D.C. showcases multi-year photographic documentation by photojournalist Adam Stoltman. Stoltman displays...more

Is Arts and Cultural Philanthropy in Good Health?

Philanthropic efforts that are geared towards art maintain that art must not only be enjoyed by those who can afford it, but should be accessible to the public as well. Far from suffering, arts...more

As Asian-American Population Grows So Does Philanthropy in the Communities
Foundation: American India Foundation, Korean American Community Foundation

The Chronicle of Philanthropy highlights a New York Times article focusing on the growth of Asian American philanthropy. Asian-Americans who have built fortunes in finance and technology are...more

Cherokee Preservation Foundation Awards $2 Million in Grants
Foundation: Cherokee Preservation Foundation

Cherokee Preservation Foundation has awarded 22 new grants amounting to nearly $2 million to support cultural preservation, economic development, job creation and environmental preservation. The...more

Grants from Community Foundation of the Quincy Area
Foundation: Community Foundation of the Quincy Area

The Community Foundation of the Quincy Area recently awarded a $2,000 grant to the Quincy Society of Fine Arts to aid the 2012-2013 Instant ArtsDollars program. The Instant ArtsDollars grants...more


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