Foundations & Government

Since its founding, NMWA has presented 250 innovative exhibitions, served 332,500 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 within the community…as well as nationally and internationally.

Funding from donors provide key leadership contributions for: the museum’s general operations; collections care and maintenance; the successful ABC Summer Teacher Institute; highly acclaimed exhibitions such as Royalists to Romantics: French Women Artists from the Louvre, Versailles, and Other French National Collections and the New York Avenue Sculpture Project; and NMWA’s recently redesigned website.

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

NMWA would like to thank the following foundations and government agencies for their recent generous support:

The Annenberg Foundation
Bender Foundation
The Bernstein Family Foundation
Dan Cameron Family Foundation
Albert G. Clay Family Foundation
Marshall B. Coyne Foundation
The Charles Delmar Foundation
EOS Foundation Trust
Lois Lehrman Grass Foundation
The Homer and Martha Gudelsky Family Foundation
The LaVern Hahn Charitable Foundation
Sheila C. Johnson Foundation
Junior League of Washington
The Joseph W. Kaempfer, Jr. Revocable Trust
Fannie and Stephen Kahn Charitable Foundation
Ethel Kennedy Foundation
The Louis J. Kuriansky Foundation, Inc.
The Robert Lehman Foundation
The J. Willard and Alice S. Mariott Foundation
McGregor Links Foundation
Malek Family Charitable Foundation
The Mill Foundation, LTD
The NAMASTE Foundation
PECO Foundation
The Julian Price Family Foundation
Deborah Dunklin Tipton Charitable Foundation
The Roach Foundation, Inc.
Leo Rosner Foundation, Inc.
Share Fund
The Paul and Emily Singer Family Foundation
Swartz Foundation
The Walton Family Foundation
The Weissman Family Foundation

Government Agencies
U.S. Commission of Fine Arts National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program
D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities
D.C. Department of Transportation
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities
Institute of Museum and Library Services