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We acknowledge with gratitude the support we receive which ensures that the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative can continue to serve communities and their cultural stewards as they protect their heritage from the impact of disaster.

The Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative is supported by an annual federal appropriation from Congress. It also receives funds from other U.S. government agencies for specific projects. Federal support is not sufficient, given the scale of the need. Grants and gifts from corporations, foundations, and individuals are crucial for advancing this work. The Smithsonian is grateful to the following supporters of the Cultural Rescue Initiative.

  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

  • Bank of America, Lead Corporate Sponsor

  • ALIPH-International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas

  • Bradford M. Freeman Foundation

  • The Broadway League

  • Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)

  • Institute for Museum and Library Sciences

  • J.M. Kaplan Fund

  • John and Carolyn Peterson Family Fund via the Smithsonian Grand Challenges Consortia 

  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

  • National Endowment for the Arts

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • Poor Richard’s Charitable Trust

  • Rockefeller Foundation

  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation

  • Smithsonian Women’s Committee

  • Sotheby’s

  • Stiller Foundation

  • U.S. Congress

  • U.S. Department of State

  • U.S. Department of the Interior