Through its Family Museums and Children's Arts Initiative, the Yawkey Foundations seek to support large, vibrant artistic and cultural institutions and organizations that consistently provide quality exhibits and programs for children and families. The Yawkey Foundations are especially supportive of museums and programs that provide meaningful experiences for disadvantaged children so that they can enjoy the rich and diverse tradition of arts and culture in Boston and New England.

The Yawkey Foundations support institutions and organizations that:

  • Provide significant opportunities for young children and families to experience and participate in the world of science, history, art, music, dance and sport through innovative and meaningful exhibits and programs.
  • Offer exhibits and programs that enhance children's understanding of and appreciation for the rich and diverse cultural heritage and traditions of our community.
  • Present child-friendly exhibits and programs that are engaging, educational and challenging for children, and welcoming for parents and other family members.
  • Demonstrate a long-term and substantial commitment to providing meaningful opportunities and learning experiences in the arts, sciences, and history to those children from throughout the community who would otherwise not have access to quality exhibits and programs.

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