Michelin Corporate Foundation: Grants for Visual Arts

OVERVIEW: The Michelin Corporate Foundation supports a wide range of visual arts organizations around the world. Its visual arts grantmaking supports work that addresses preserving local heritage.

IP TAKE: The foundation awards grants to organizations in regions where Michelin has a business and employee presence.

PROFILE: The Michelin Corporate Foundation was established in 2014 and is the philanthropic arm of the Michelin Group. The foundation operates under its broad “[s]ignature theme” of “[h]elping people move forward.” Main grantmaking programs include Sustainable Mobility, Sport and Health, Education and the Community, Protecting the Environment and Heritage and the Arts.

Michelin does not have a grantmaking program specifically dedicated to visual arts; however, its Heritage and the Arts program “[s]upports cultural creating and contributes to the preservation of local heritage,” and its grantmaking history indicate a strong funding interest in this space. Visual arts organizations receiving past support from Michelin include Chateau De Versailles, which received funding for the restoration of the Coach Gallery; and the International African American Museum, which received a grant to help pay for the cost of the museum’s construction. To discover more about select Michelin grantees, explore its beneficiaries page.  

The Michelin Corporate Foundation accepts unsolicited requests for funding via its website.

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