Funding Priorities

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

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

Does Gilman fund pre-professional or professional training programs?
Gilman 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.