Moody’s Foundation: Grants for Visual Arts

OVERVIEW: The Moody’s Foundation tends to support larger visual arts organizations across the country.

IP TAKE: Moody’s prioritizes organizations in which at least one Moody’s employee is involved and those that have support from other funders.

PROFILE: The Moody’s Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the credit ratings and financial and economic research company, Moody’s. The foundation is “dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of our employees and our communities around the globe through philanthropy and employee engagement.” Moody’s grantmaking priorities include education, mathematics, economics and finance, health and human services, and arts and culture.

The Moody’s Foundation awards most of its arts and culture grants to museums. Awards typically range from $25,000 to $100,000. Examples of past grantees include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. To learn more about Moody’s grantees, explore its grants list.

Applicants should expect to wait about eight weeks for submissions to be reviewed. Generally, the foundation accepts letters of inquiry any time during the year; however, it is not currently accepting LOIs.  

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