Grants, sponsorships, and charitable donations help to support the creation of new visual art and performance works, sustain and build our museum- and school-based educational initiatives, and enable us to further economic and community development in North Adams and the surrounding region.
MASS MoCA is an independent 501c(3) whose operations and programming are partly funded through contributions from corporate and foundation partners. Except for an initial construction grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and occasional competitive state and federal grants for specific programs and projects, MASS MoCA is not government funded.*
*Because of our name, some assume that our core funding comes primarily from the Commonwealth, which is not true—though we do appreciate every bit we do receive from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and other grant-making agencies!
MASS MoCA’s Corporate Sponsorship Program allows local and national businesses to partner with a world-renowned cultural destination that has been dubbed “the most consistently stimulating museum devoted to contemporary art in New England” by The Boston Globe. Corporate sponsors have the opportunity to engage with MASS MoCA’s affluent, highly educated visitors and supporters. Our sponsors typically receive logo placement on our website and printed materials, admission passes and complimentary tickets for employees, private group tours, and many other benefits; we also work closely with sponsors on customizing benefits that align with their unique interests and goals.
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Grants from MASS MoCA’s international network of foundation and public partners are a key source of funding for the museum’s programmatic areas, capital improvement projects, strategic initiatives, and general operating support. With the help of such grantmakers as the W.L.S. Spencer Foundation, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, among others, MASS MoCA has created more new art than any other institution in the country during the past decade, and has had a dramatic social and economic impact in the community and local school districts. The multifaceted success of our museum has been lauded by city planners, political leaders, and arts professionals nationwide, including NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman, who cited MASS MoCA as a model for small-city redevelopment projects in his keynote address at the 2009 Grantmakers in the Arts Conference.
For more information about corporate and foundation giving, please contact Kathryn Tufano, Manager, Foundation and Corporate Grants, at 413.664.4481 ext 8128.