Endowment

The Nelson-Atkins endowment ensures that education programs, outreach initiatives and Museum activities are vital and flourish. The endowment allows us to serve communities from across the region, allowing us the freedom to develop and grow to meet the needs of diverse audiences.

The Museum has launched a $100 million Endowment Initiative to provide the permanent resources needed to fulfill the promises of a community-driven strategic plan.

As an institution that relies almost entirely on private support, a bolstered endowment will secure the Museum’s future and connect the next generation to the collection. Gifts of $100,000 and above will be recognized in perpetuity on the Patrons’ Permanent Fund Wall in the elegant Adelaide Cobb Ward Sculpture Hall. Gifts may be designated to support specific programs and activities, or may be unrestricted to fund the areas of greatest need.

Contact us for information or to make a gift to the Museum’s Endowment Initiative.