Foundations & Government

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Since its founding, NMWA has presented 260 innovative exhibitions, served 334,500 people through education programs, published over 90 issues of Women in the Arts magazine, and welcomed over 2,500,000 visitors.

This vitality and growth would not be possible without grants from foundations and governmental agencies, which play a central role in making the museum a vibrant force locally, nationally, and internationally. 

Funding from donors provides key leadership contributions for: the museum’s general operations; collections care and maintenance; the successful ABC Summer Teacher Institute; highly acclaimed and popular exhibitions such as Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, IdeaTotal Art: Contemporary VideoWomen Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power;  and the New York Avenue Sculpture Project.

For more information about foundation and government support, please contact Ellen Pollak at 202-266-2801 or

NMWA is deeply grateful to the following foundation and government donors that generously supported the museum during fiscal year 2014 (July 1, 2013–June 30, 2014). 

Bernstein Family Foundation
CIGNA Foundation
The Coby Foundation, Ltd.
Cowles Charitable Trust
The Georgia Committee of NMWA
J.M. Kaplan Fund
Junior League of Washington, Inc.
The LaVerna Hahn Charitable Foundation
Leo Rosner Foundation, Inc.
The Louis J. Kuriansky Foundation, Inc.
Marshall B.Coyne Foundation, Inc.
The Mary Potishman Lard Trust
McGregor Links Foundation
Mellor Family Foundation
The Mill Foundation, LTD
The Mississippi State Committee of NMWA
The NAMASTE Foundation
Olga V. Hargis Family Trusts
Paul and Emily Singer Family Foundation
PECO Foundation
Princeton Area Community Foundation
The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
The Samuel Burtoff, M.D. Foundation
Share Fund
Testamentary Trust of Carey A. McCormick*
The Texas State Committee of NMWA
The Walton Family Foundation, Inc.
United Way of Greater Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey
United Way of the National Capital Area
Veverka Family Foundation
Woodward Family Foundation

Government Agencies
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

* Deceased