Vital Signs: Snapshot of Arts Funding - Foundation Grants to Arts and Culture, 2004

by Steven Lawrence; Loren Renz

Jan 1, 2004
The Foundation Center offers these key findings from GIA's sixth snapshot of foundation giving to arts and culture. The definition of arts and culture used for this snapshot is based on the National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities and encompasses funding for the performing arts, museums, visual arts, multidisciplinary arts, media and communications, humanities, and historical societies/ historical preservation. Most importantly the findings tell us about the changes in foundation giving for the arts between 2003 and 2004 and the distribution of 2004 giving among arts and cultural institutions and fields of activity. They are based on arts grants of $10,000 or more reported to the Foundation Center by 1,172 of the largest U.S. foundations. (footnote 1) The Center has conducted annual examinations of the giving patterns of the nation's largest foundations for almost three decades
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