Arts funders for 2008

TABLE 3. Twenty-five largest arts, culture, and media funders, 2008
Arts grant Total grant Arts as % of No. of Rank Foundation State dollars* dollars* total dollars arts grants

The first number ($173,138,896 is Arts Grant – Dollars for 2008). The second number ($174,920,153 is Total Grant – Dollars for 2008). So, those are each figures for 2008.

    1. Packard Humanities Institute CA $173,138,896 $174,920,153 99.0 46
    2. Greater Kansas City Community Foundation MO 130,498,931 268,778,914 48.6 295
    3. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation NY 121,935,815 275,477,615 44.3 173
    4. Annenberg Foundation CA 90,716,166 266,131,336 34.1 169
    5. Walton Family Foundation AR 66,019,092 203,150,012 32.5 34
    6. Freedom Forum DC 59,476,242 60,100,145 99.0 13
    7. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation FL 55,334,794 130,772,274 42.3 64
    8. Ford Foundation NY 54,106,536 538,612,973 10.0 214
    9. Burnett Foundation TX 47,960,497 55,841,637 85.9 10
    10. Hall Family Foundation MO 39,904,077 137,210,902 29.1 22
    11. Donald W. Reynolds Foundation NV 38,481,821 103,746,280 37.1 29
    12. Cudahy Foundation WI 37,051,863 37,835,720 97.9 6
    13. Edward C. Johnson Fund MA 34,423,197 37,690,109 91.3 29
    14. Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation CA 33,371,820 121,909,178 27.4 28
    15. Bank of America Charitable Foundation NC 31,761,941 153,682,790 20.7 503
    16. Kresge Foundation MI 31,181,000 186,914,799 16.7 60
    17. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation CA 29,145,858 758,129,230 3.8 135
    18. American Art Foundation NY 25,000,000 25,000,000 100.0 1
    19. William Penn Foundation PA 24,201,608 81,298,911 29.8 67
    20. Skirball Foundation NY 24,149,333 38,561,665 62.6 31
    21. Manton Family Art Foundation DE 23,151,000 23,151,000 100.0 1
    22. Silicon Valley Community Foundation CA 22,506,096 214,862,604 10.5 355
    23. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation WA 21,717,159 3,174,490,651 0.7 13
    24. Peter Jay Sharp Foundation NY 21,674,500 44,440,193 48.8 71
    25. James Irvine Foundation CA 21,161,500 67,782,000 31.2 126

Source The Foundation Center 2010, based on all grants of $10,000.00 or more awarded by a sample of 1490 larger foundations. Figures based on grants awarded for $10,000.00 or more excluding those paid directly to individuals.