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We are a leading supporter of the arts globally.

A Leading Supporter of the Arts Around the World

If you're passionate about the arts and believe they are essential to the health and vitality of our communities, we hope these stories inspire you. Like us, the organizations and people below are committed to promoting arts and culture because investing in the arts improves the quality of life in our cities and towns. As one of the world's leading supporters of the arts, we recognize that beyond intrinsic beauty, the arts can spur urban renewal, attract new businesses, draw tourism and spark innovation. It's a powerful industry that promotes self-expression, elevates our cultural understanding and generates $166.2 billion a year in the U.S. alone.

Two children enjoying the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park.

A grant to the California Academy of Sciences helps create the greenest museum in the world

Nov 08, 2010

Just two years ago, the doors of the new California Academy of Sciences, located in the heart of Golden Gate Park, opened to the public. Following a decade of planning and fundraising, the Renzo Piano–designed museum—which houses an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum—opened on September 27, 2008…  learn More about A grant to the California Academy of Sciences helps create the greenest museum in the world

A multifaceted relationship with Howard University supports academics, healthcare and culture in the D.C. community

Jul 02, 2005

With its main campus located just two miles from the U.S. Capitol, Howard University is in an advantageous location for an academic institution that seeks to address a range of national and global issues…  learn More about A multifaceted relationship with Howard University supports academics, healthcare and culture in the D.C. community

A woman examining a camera in City Arts in Baltimore, Maryland.

Art helps bring back Baltimore one brushstroke at a time

Nov 02, 2011

Since the riots of 1968, Baltimore’s Greenmount West neighborhood has struggled with crime, poverty and urban decay. Roughly 50 percent of the buildings are empty, and it has been decades since anything new has been built…  learn More about Art helps bring back Baltimore one brushstroke at a time

Inner-City Arts Brings Kids to a Serene Urban Campus, Providing Access to the Arts

Sep 24, 2011

In an era of budget cuts to arts funding, nonprofit Inner-City Arts offers arts education—free of charge—to kids from the city’s poorest neighborhoods…  learn More about Inner-City Arts Brings Kids to a Serene Urban Campus, Providing Access to the Arts

Discovering educational opportunities in Ft. Lauderdale

Sep 25, 2011

Millions of tourists flock to Florida every year for the beaches, the amusement parks, the sunshine and the Everglades. Ask folks about their plans and you’re sure to hear excited kids talk about meeting their favorite mouse in person or happy adults explain how they’re looking forward to quiet time at beachside resorts…  learn More about Discovering educational opportunities in Ft. Lauderdale




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