Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance Receives Bloomberg Grant

Museum selected for invitation-only Arts and Innovation Management grant program.

Dallas, TX, June 18, 2015 --(PR.com)-- The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance was recently chosen by Bloomberg Philanthropies as a recipient of its Arts and Innovation Management (AIM) grant. As an unrestricted grant, the Museum can use the funds at its discretion to fulfill its greatest needs.

“We are grateful to have been invited to participate in this exciting program and selected as a recipient of the AIM grant,” Mary Pat Higgins, the Museum’s CEO said. “It will help us continue to expand our reach, engage new audiences and better teach our community the moral and ethical responses to prejudice.”

As a two-year program, the grant provides $100,000 to the Museum in the first year, with the possibility to provide an additional $100,000 the following year upon completion of the AIM program requirements. As a grantee organization, the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance will participate in the comprehensive AIM Training Program developed by the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland, an institute designed to support a broad spectrum of arts organizations. The training program seeks to advance various elements of the Museum, such as fundraising and board development, as well as marketing, artistic and strategic planning.

In addition to participating in the AIM Training Program, the grant requires the grantee organization to secure matching funds equivalent to 20 percent of the annual grant sum, reach 100 percent board member participation in fund raising and sustain up-to-date records in the Cultural Data Project (CDP), an online tool that enables organizations to efficiently keep track of and utilize its data.

The AIM Program, formerly known as the Arts Advancement Initiative, was originally piloted in New York City and has since expanded to provide funding to small and mid-sized nonprofit organizations in Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Detroit. Organizations within these six cities were invited to apply for the grant.

The Museum will take part in the first seminar included in the AIM Training Program, “The Cycle and Artistic Planning,” on June 24.

About the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance
The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is committed to teaching the moral and ethical response to prejudice, hatred and indifference for the benefit of all humanity. The Museum’s education programs have had a profound effect on people of all ages. In 2014, 65,031 visitors toured the Museum and many wrote, emailed or posted notes that their lives had been transformed by the experience. Through its exhibits and programs, they learn about the humiliating discrimination, deep-rooted hatred and the near annihilation of the Jewish people and the systematic enslavement of others. The Museum is located at 211 N. Record Street, Dallas, Texas 75202. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit dallasholocaustmuseum.org or call (214) 741-7500.

About the DeVos Institute of Arts Management
The DeVos Institute has served more than 1,000 organizations from over 80 countries since Michael M. Kaiser founded it during his tenure as President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The Institute has designed its services to assist a wide range of institutions, from traditional performing and presenting organizations, museums and galleries, arts schools and libraries, to botanical gardens, glass-making studios, public art trusts, and non-profit cinemas, to name a few. The DeVos Institute transferred its activities and offices from the Kennedy Center to the University of Maryland in September 2014. The move enables the Institute to expand its global training and consulting programs, enhance its fellowships for North American and international arts managers within the context of a major educational institution, and create a Master’s program that leverages both University and Institute resources.

About Bloomberg Philanthropies
Bloomberg Philanthropies’ mission is to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. The organization focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change: Public Health, Environment, Education, Government Innovation and the Arts. Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg’s charitable activities, including his foundation and his personal giving. In 2014, Bloomberg Philanthropies distributed $462 million. For more information, please visit bloomberg.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @BloombergDotOrg.
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Natalie Ragland