Foundation Funding for Arts Education

An Overview of Recent Trends

Loren Renz and Josefina Atienza


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Published by The Foundation Center and Grantmakers in the Arts, this first in-depth study on foundation funding for arts education finds that giving in this area grew faster than arts giving overall between 1999 and 2003. In the latter year, programs serving children and youth received over 40 percent of the $208.8 million given for arts education by the largest U.S. foundations. According to Foundation Funding for Arts Education: An Overview of Recent Trends, arts education funding nonetheless targets all age groups and a wide range of purposes—from incorporating the arts into school curriculum, to expanding arts education facilities, to supporting the education of emerging artists, to advancing programs that foster a life-long appreciation of the arts for all age groups.