Inquiries and Guidelines

Arts and Cultural Heritage


Mariët Westermann
Executive Vice President for Programs and Research

Ella Baff
Senior Program Officer

Emily Waters
Executive Assistant

Art History, Conservation, and Museums

Alison Gilchrest
Program Officer

Holly Harrison
Program Associate

Connor O'Brien
Program Assistant

Performing Arts

Susan Feder
Program Officer

Hannah Durack
Program Associate

Jennifer Jin
Administrative Assistant


The Foundation makes grants to institutions and organizations, not to individuals.  All grants result from invitations issued by the Foundation to institutions with which staff have engaged in preliminary exchanges.  We are unable to consider uninvited proposals.  Please do not send inquiries about possibilities for support to more than one Foundation program.  Before sending any material, send a brief inquiry by email to

We do not fund direct grants to individuals, capital and equipment costs, overhead, indirect costs, endowment management fees, one-off conferences, conservation treatment, K–12 arts education, or digitization of collections.

Grantmaking Policies and Guidelines

Please see the Foundation's grantmaking guidelines for more information regarding the submission of proposals, annual reporting requirements, and grant modification procedures.

Other Funding Opportunities

The Arts and Cultural Heritage program supports a number of regranting programs in the performing arts.