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Those who make our work possible

Cumulative Donors

Artspace relies on individuals, private foundations, and corporations whose charitable contributions have been essential in advancing our general operations, special initiatives, and major projects. This list reflects cumulative giving over Artspace's history and its portfolio of completed projects.

Artspace is incredibly grateful for our institutional and individual supporters at every level of giving who have made our work possible for 30 years. Thank you for leading the way in developing and sustaining more livable creative communities. Lead contributors include: 



Ford Foundation

The Kresge Foundation

State of Minnesota

$3M - $9.9M

Goodale Family Foundation
City of Minneapolis
The McKnight Foundation
Minnesota State Arts Board 

$1M – $2.9M

AK Steel

ArtPlace America

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Building for the Arts

The Bush Foundation

Sage and John Cowles

New York City Council

Department of Cultural Affairs/NYC

U.S. Economic Development Administration

El Paso Community Foundation

The Houston Endowment

Ruth and John Huss

Hyde Family Foundations

Iowa West Foundation

Otto Bremer Trust

Pohlad Family Foundation

Pyramid Peak Foundation

Elizabeth Redleaf

Gloria and Fred Sewell

Target Foundation

Travelers Foundation

$500K - $999K

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Blythe Brenden-Mann Foundation

General Mills Foundation

Nadine and Bill McGuire

The John R. Oishei Foundation

Stavros Niarchos Foundation

The Paul G. Allen Foundation for the Arts


$250k - $499k

The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc.

Best Buy Foundation

Booth Ferris Foundation

The Brown Foundation, Inc.

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

Colorado State Historical Fund

Mary Lee Dayton

Douglas and Wendy Dayton Foundation

Dolan Family Foundation

The Educational Foundation of America

Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation

Heinz Endowments

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

JP Morgan Chase Foundation

Knapp-Swezey Foundation

The Mary Moody Northen Endowment

McCune Charitable Foundation

Michigan City Boyd Gaming Fund

M&T Charitable Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts

National Trust for Historic Preservation

The New York Community Trust

Northwest Area Foundation

The Pew Charitable Trusts

The Rockefeller Foundation

Erich & Hannah Sachs Foundation

The Saint Paul Foundation

TCF Foundation

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Bank

Washington Mutual Foundation

Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota


$100k – $249k 


American Express Foundation

Atherton Family Foundation

AutoZone ArtsMemphis

Mary Lyn and Richard Ballantine

Barker Welfare Foundation

Blandin Foundation

Boettcher Foundation

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation

Marney and Conley Brooks, Sr.

Calvert Foundation

Capital One Foundation

Cassidy & Associates

Harold K.L. Castle Foundation

The Chicago Community Trust

Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Cooke Foundation, Limited

Peter C. Cornell Trust

Russell Cowles


Julia and Kenneth Dayton

Digital River

Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

Empire State Development

Erion Foundation

Fannie Mae Foundation

Fondren Foundation

F.R. Bigelow Foundation

Greater New Orleans Foundation

Bruce and Muriel Hach Fund

Hamilton Community Foundation

Horizon Bank

David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation

HRK Foundation

The James Irvine Foundation

Jerome Foundation

Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Lindquist & Vennum LLP

Mardag Foundation

John P. McGovern Foundation

The Meadows Foundation

MetLife Foundation

Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota State Building & Construction Trades Market Recovery Program

Nevada Commission on Cultural Affairs

William Penn Foundation

Michael Peterman and David Wilson

Phileona Foundation

RBC Wealth Management Foundation

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Rockwell Fund

Saint Paul Cultural STAR

Thrivent Financial Foundation

Margaret L. Wendt Foundation

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

Margaret and Angus Wurtele


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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. 





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Artspace gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the
National Endowment for the Arts.


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