Foundation & Government Support

The Nasher Sculpture Center partners with a variety of foundation and government funders, whose generous support enables the Nasher to fulfill its driving objective of sharing engaging programming and world-class exhibitions with visitors from the Dallas area and beyond.

For more information about foundation and government support at the Nasher Sculpture Center and to learn how your organization can become involved, please contact Aralyn Griesbach at 214.242.5168.

Featured Funders

The Dallas Foundation

The Nasher is proud to announce the Dallas Foundation as the Presenting Sponsor of Nasher Prize Celebration Month; an entire month of programming designed to engage audiences of all ages and backgrounds with contemporary sculpture through programming that elucidates the work of the 2017 Nasher Prize laureate.

The Dallas Foundation is thrilled to serve as the presenting sponsor of the first Nasher Prize Month. We are so pleased that the grant, made through the Jean Baptiste (“Tad”) Adoue III Fund and our Community Impact Fund, expands not only the amount of time that the Dallas community will have access to the impressive work of Laureate Pierre Huyghe but—more importantly—provides programming meant to engage a wide, diverse array of audiences around understanding and appreciating his artworks.

-Mary Jalonick, President & CEO, The Dallas Foundation

Capital Support from the Hoblitzelle Foundation and the Lyda Hill Foundation

The Nasher is grateful to announce two meaningful grants recently awarded by the Hoblitzelle Foundation and the Lyda Hill Foundation, which together will make possible a series of important facility improvements to be undertaken over the next several months. These projects include renovations and upgrades to Security, HVAC, IT systems, flooring and Garden infrastructure. These are the first grants secured in support of these purposeful capital improvements, all of which are crucial to maintaining the functionality and beauty of the Nasher, enabling us to continue to offer an exceptional visitor experience to our public in the years to come.

We are thankful for the significant support we have received from the Hoblitzelle Foundation and the Lyda Hill Foundation, which will enable us to infuse new technologies and other upgrades into our building systems, helping us to better serve the greater Dallas community.

– Neil McGlennon, Nasher Sculpture Center Administrative Director


Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte

The Nasher is thrilled to announce an important grant from Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte (FABA), which will support Sightings: New Art at the Nasher, the Nasher’s annual series of small-scale exhibitions and installations exploring new and recent work by established and emerging contemporary sculptors around the world. Funding from FABA will support Sightings exhibitions featuring Swiss-born artist Mai-Thu Perret, running March 12 through July 17, 2016, and British sculptor Michael Dean, running October 21, 2016 through February 5, 2017.

This award is especially significant in that it marks the first international grant received by the Nasher Sculpture Center. “We are honored to have the support of FABA for the Sightings series in 2016,” notes Nasher Chief Curator Jed Morse. “The grant underscores the impact these exhibitions and installations have on communities both here in Dallas and abroad.”

501(C) Status

The Nasher Sculpture Center is a qualified 501(C)(3) tax-exempt organization.

Importance of Gifts

The Nasher Sculpture Center is a non-profit organization, relying on the support of many different individuals and institutional funders in order to present extraordinary exhibitions and innovative programming year-round. Your support of the Nasher Sculpture Center helps us bring exceptional art and engaging educational and public programming to the North Texas community, including many free programs which ensure that all community members have access to meaningful experiences with great works of art.

Foundation & Government Partners