Source: Wicked Local
When the new administration announced plans to introduce budget cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts and other institutions that were heavily supporting nonprofits, museums across the country were particularly on edge.
Fundraising is “a fact of life for nonprofits,” says Director of the Hull Lifesaving Museum in Massachusetts, and acquiring funds to support the growth and existence of museums is an on-going battle.
While the budget cuts were not carried out and the NEA actually received more funding, it is uncertain whether those allotments will hold after September 2017, when the current budget cycle ends.
A large portion of museums in Massachusetts rely on funding from the NEA to function, not necessarily because of the size of the grants they’re awarded, but because those funds are often used to leverage the private and corporate donations that make up a large chunk of museum funding.
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