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ADAA Foundation
The ADAA Foundation, a distinct but connected entity to the ADAA, was established in 1970. Primarily funded by donations from ADAA member galleries, the Foundation has distributed grants to museums, archives, and arts organizations around the country to advance art historical research and exhibition development. The Foundation was also used to establish the ADAA Relief Fund to ensure that galleries and nonprofit art institutions affected by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 would be able to recover and remain in business.

The ADAA Foundation’s current grant program supports U.S. museums and arts institutions from across the country with operating budgets of or under six million dollars. Each year, the Foundation invites randomly selected institutions to submit proposals for funding to advance the research and development of new art exhibitions, educational programming, and/or community engagement initiatives, including those that advance equity, access, and representation specific to our field, presented online or in-person.

When you donate to the ADAA Foundation, you support the development of new art exhibitions, educational programming, and community engagement initiatives at museums in communities nationwide. The ADAA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are 100% tax deductible. Click here and enter "ADAA Foundation Donation" in the Invoice # field to donate.

Grant Recipients
Below is a list of current and forthcoming projects and exhibitions from ADAA Foundation grant recipients. 

2023 Grant Recipients:

American Folk Art Museum, New York, NY
April 12 – August 18, 2024

Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
November 16, 2024 - April 13, 2025

Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
February 23 – May 19, 2024 

Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
February 18 – July 6, 2025

Read more about our 2023 grant recipients here.

2022 Grant Recipients:

The Drawing Center, New York, NY 
March 7 - May 14, 2023 

Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
June 17 - September 24, 2023 

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR
January 27 - August 27, 2023

Read more about our 2022 grant recipients here

Foundation Board
James Cohan, President - James Cohan
Jill Newhouse - Jill Newhouse Gallery
Nicole Russo - Chapter NY
Mary Sabbatino - Galerie Lelong & Co.
Leon Tovar - Leon Tovar Gallery