Arts & Culture

The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation recognizes the importance of arts and cultural institutions to creating a vibrant community and attracting economic development. While Mr. Woodruff was not an arts enthusiast himself, he understood the arts are a vital part of a thriving city.

The Foundation’s investments in arts and culture make up a small part of our average grants portfolio (see graph). In general, the Foundation makes capital and capacity-building grants to arts and cultural organizations with significant audiences, strong leadership and sound financial operations.

Priorities

  • Major Atlanta arts and cultural institutions
  • Support of the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund’s grant-making for small to mid-sized arts organizations
  • Arts and cultural institutions outside of Atlanta that promote community development in Georgia’s cities

What We Fund

  • Museums
  • Performing arts organizations
  • Historic preservation

What We Do Not Fund

  • Annual operating support
  • Endowments
  • Acquisition of works of art
  • Exhibits or festivals
  • Performances