Foundations & Government

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Since its founding, NMWA has presented 260 innovative exhibitions, served 335,000 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 Institutes; highly acclaimed and popular exhibitions such as Total Art: Contemporary Video; Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, PowerPicturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea; 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 2015 (July 1, 2014–June 30, 2015).

Andreas Foundation
The Annenberg Foundation
Bernstein Family Foundation
Clark Charitable Foundation
Clark-Winchcole Foundation
District Hospital Partners, L.P.
EOS Foundation Trust
Fannie and Stephen Kahn Charitable Foundation
The Georgia Committee of NMWA
J. Christopher and Anne Reyes Foundation
The Jane Henson* Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Junior League of Washington, Inc.
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
The Massachusetts State Committee of NMWA
Matan Family Foundation
McGregor Links Foundation
The Mill Foundation, LTD
The Mississippi State Committee of NMWA
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
The NAMASTE Foundation
Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation
The New Mexico State Committee of NMWA
Newman’s Own Foundation
Paul and Emily Singer Family Foundation
PECO Foundation
The Pinkerton Foundation
Princeton Area Community Foundation
The Prince of Wales Foundation
The Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust
The Rosenstiel Foundation
Share Fund
Swartz Foundation
The Texas State Committee of NMWA
The Thomas S. Kenan Foundation
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
United Way of the National Capital Area
The Walton Family Foundation, Inc.
Washington Art Library
Woodward Family Foundation

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