EIN 36-3670955

Grantmakers in the Arts

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Grantmakers in the Arts advances philanthropic and governmental support for the growth of arts and culture through leadership and service. GIA offers various programs that include research on philanthropic trends, podcasts, and publications. Additionally, GIA provides educational content for individual artists and facilitates workshops on racial equity in arts funding in collaboration with True North EDI and Hillombo LLC.
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Program areas at Grantmakers in the Arts

Conference: Grantmakers in the Arts produces an annual national conference open to all staff and boards of trustees of arts funders. The conference offers 20 - 50 educational sessions on best practices, funding trends, current successful programs, and unique philanthropic challenges. Keynote speakers and artists provide inspirational and educational presentations. Held in a different city each year, sessions also extend to local arts venues for greater impact. The 2022 conference, in New York City, was our first held in-person since the beginning of the pandemic.
Racial Equity in Arts Funding: GIA, in conjunction with True North EDI, leads virtual racial equity in arts funding workshops with a national reach. In conjunction with Hillombo LLC, GIA has developed a racial equity in arts funding community of practice for arts and culture funders actively working to advance racial equity. A webinar available on the GIA website featires GIA and Race Forward discussing the creation and perpetuation of the racial hierarchy, and provides guidance on institutional strategies for diversity, inclusion, and equity. GIA staff attended racial equity facilitation training to enhance workshop offerings.
Other Programs: This program category includes research on support for individual artists; webinars and podcasts; research on philanthropic trends and issues; the National Capitalization Project; and publication of our online Reader. GIA provides educational content for arts funders through a daily changing newsfeed on its website, on-line webinars open to members and later available to the general public; public podcasts, an online publication (the GIA Reader) featuring trends and relevant issues, online workshops on sound capitalization principles for non-profit arts groups and forums bringing funders together to discuss areas of concern for the field of arts philanthropy. GIA also engaged in research in the areas of racial equity coding in arts funding and mission-based investing for arts & culture funders, and worked with a futurist consultant to explore how arts funding might be more equitable in a post-pandemic environment.

Who funds Grantmakers in the Arts

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Andrew W. Mellon FoundationTo Support General Operations$750,000
The Ford FoundationGeneral Support$220,000
Surdna FoundationGeneral Support$115,000
...and 38 more grants received totalling $1,830,975

Personnel at Grantmakers in the Arts

Edwin TorresPresident and Chief Executive Officer$154,253
Nadia ElokdahVice President and Program Director$119,165
Champ KnechtDir.ops and Fin.$103,097
Eleanor SavageVice Chair$0
Ted RussellChair$0
...and 5 more key personnel

Financials for Grantmakers in the Arts

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,243,922
Program services$358,760
Investment income and dividends$11,659
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$2,659
Total revenues$3,617,000

Form 990s for Grantmakers in the Arts

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-09-07990View PDF
2021-122022-11-07990View PDF
2020-122021-10-05990View PDF
2019-122021-04-02990View PDF
2018-122019-11-04990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s

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Data update history
October 27, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
October 26, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $100,000 from Baisley Powell Elebash Fund XXXXX5009
August 5, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
June 27, 2023
Received grants
Identified 45 new grant, including a grant for $220,000 from The Ford Foundation
June 7, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsArts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsCharities
EducationArts, cultural, and humanities
Political advocacyLobbyingTax deductible donations
General information
522 Courtlandt Ave 1st Floor
Bronx, NY 10451
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
Bronx County, NY
Website URL
(929) 452-3740
Facebook page
Twitter profile
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A90: Arts Service Organizations and Activities
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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