Funding Priorities

Is my organization a good fit for the Howard Gilman Foundation?
The Foundation’s priority at this time is to fund dance, music, theatre, and multidisciplinary professional performing arts organizations. The Foundation also supports service organizations that support these disciplines. If you have questions about whether your organization might fit within the Foundation’s priorities, please email Conrhonda E. Baker at

Does the Foundation fund arts education?
The Foundation does not support in-school educational activity or arts education programming at this time.

Does the Foundation fund pre-professional or professional training programs?
The Foundation may fund professional development efforts for working artists but does not support pre-professional or professional skills-based training, tuition-based training, or degree-granting programs at this time.