Morrison & Foerster Foundation: Grants for Visual Arts

OVERVIEW: The Morrison & Foerster Foundation supports local and visual arts organizations.

IP TAKE: This corporate funder typically gears its visual arts grants toward education and learning initiatives.  

PROFILE: The partners at the law firm Morrison & Foerster established the Morrison & Foerster Foundation in 1986. According to Morrison & Foerster, its foundation is one of the oldest charitable foundations in the United States affiliated with a law firm. Main areas of grantmaking interest include helping disadvantaged children and providing pro bono legal services to low-income individuals. The foundation also supports organizations working in the fields of health, food, shelter, and the arts.

Grants generally range between $5,000 and $50,000. Past visual arts grantees include the Oakland Museum of California, which received funding for its learning initiatives; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, which received support for its education programs. To learn more about Morrison & Foerster Foundation grantees, explore its annual report.

The foundation only considers funding for organizations sponsored by Morrison & Foerster lawyers or staff. It is not currently accepted unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.

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