The Maurer Family Foundation was founded in 1996 by Ann and Gilbert Maurer
to support the arts in America.
Through its charitable gifts, the Maurer Family Foundation aims to provide financial assistance to those organizations and institutions whose goal is to enrich their communities and the lives of their patrons through programs of cultural value. This includes, but is not limited to, fine art, experimental art, applied and decorative art, film, television, music, literature, poetry, architecture, theater, dance, opera, and folk traditions; in short, the entire realm of creative human endeavor.
Foundation grants generally fall into two broad categories:
- programs designed to broaden access to the arts.
(For example, scholarships, supportive programs for the disadvantaged, and expanded outreach of existing organizations.)
- programs directed toward raising artistic standards.
(For example, competitions, master classes, and original works.)
Typically, the Foundation has awarded grants from $1,500 to $10,000.