Vital Signs: Arts Funding in the Current Economy - The Outlook for Foundation Giving & Public Funding for the Arts: 2009 Update

by Steven Lawrence; Angela Han

Jun 1, 2009
The following analysis documents the Foundation Center's latest findings on how giving by the universe of more than 75,000 grantmaking U.S. independent, corporate, community, and operating foundations may fare in 2009 and 2010. It also compares how giving by foundations with a field of interest1 in arts and culture2 may fare relative to overall foundation giving. While the following analysis suggests that the current economic downturn may affect foundation giving for the arts, the data did not allow this analysis to estimate the overall levels of foundation giving for the arts in 2009 and beyond.
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