Foundation & Government Giving


Grants from foundations, corporations, and government institutions support The Cowles Center's new and existing programs and benefit our mission to serve as a catalyst for the creation, presentation, education, enjoyment and celebration of dance and the performing arts.

Central to our mission, The Cowles Center’s education and access programs serve thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds annually through artist workshops, student matinee performances, and community events. Grants we receive help us to offer these programs at little to no cost, removing financial barriers to arts education for more than 11,500 students and community members.

Grants also enable us to provide subsidized studio and administrative space for the performing arts community and to create high-quality performance opportunities that are affordable for artists and audiences.

We would like to thank our institutional funders for their commitment to The Cowles Center through programmatic and capital-related support.

The rehabilitation and preservation of The Cowles Center's Arts & Education Wing is made possible by Caroline Amplatz Giving in honor of Caroline's Kids.


Institutional Support:


Additional support is provided by
The Boss Foundation, Hayes Fund of HRK Foundation,
HRK Foundation, and The Whitney Foundation

2015/16 Dance without Barriers Residency Program Sponsored By:


2015/16 First Moves Program Sponsored By: 


2016 MovementWise Series Sponsored By: 


Educational & Access Program Support:


Additional Educational & Access Program Support is provided by
James B. Linsmayer Foundation

Robert Droddy 
Director of Development