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Grants Awarded

  • 2023 - Long Island Children’s Museum (Garden City, NY) $35,000 NEA Grants for Arts Projects to fund  Community Voices Take Shape: Creating a New Outdoor Mural -- the project brings the Museum’s diverse community together with an artist/muralist to create a new 1,160-sq.ft. mural on an exterior wall of its facility.

  • 2022 – Long Island Children’s Museum (Garden City, NY) $40,000 NEA Art Works Grant to fund Toyuskanash: Bridges – In collaboration with two artists from the Shinnecock Indian Nation, Museum staff co-curated an art exhibition and co-developed family workshops to explore story, identity and place.

  • 2020 – Long Island Children’s Museum (Garden City, NY) $50,000 NEA CARES Act Grant to support staff salaries and virtual programming

  • 2019 – Long Island Children’s Museum (Garden City, NY) $25,000 NEA Art Works Grant to fund A Community of Artists – a series of three exhibitions and artist-led workshops for families.

  • 2018 – Asheville Symphony Orchestra (Asheville, NC) $25,000 Grant from the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina to fund a recording project with GRAMMY-Award winning bluegrass band, Steep Canyon Rangers

  • 2015 – Long Island Children’s Museum (Garden City, NY) $30,000 NEA Art Works Grant to fund the special traveling exhibition The Art of Andy Warhol and related programs, including a series of artist residencies.

  • 2014 – Long Island Children’s Museum (Garden City, NY) $10,000 NEA Challenge America Grant to fund a theater performance for families with children on the autism spectrum.

  • 2013 – Long Island Children’s Museum (Garden City, NY), $150,000 grant from New York State’s Regional Economic Development Council to implement Puppets Take Long Island, a summer puppet festival held throughout Long Island.

  • 2013 – Imagination Station (Wilson, NC), $50,000 capital improvements grant from Cannon Foundation for new exhibition installation.

  • 2012 – Long Island Children’s Museum (Garden City, NY), National Medal for Museum Service, awarded by the Institute of Museum & Library Services. The Museum was one of only five recognized nationally during a ceremony at the White House.

  • 2010 – Long Island Children’s Museum (Garden City, NY), Bank of America Foundation, Neighborhood Builders Award, $200,000 unrestricted grant for general operations.

  • 2008 – Long Island Children’s Museum (Garden City, NY), Promising Practice Award from the Association of Children’s Museums and MetLife Foundation. This is the most prestigious award in the children’s museum field.

  • 2007 – C.M. Russell Museum (Great Falls, MT), National Endowment for the Humanities grant of $375,000 for development and installation of a new permanent exhibition, The Bison: American Icon, Heart of Plains Indian Culture.

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