Named Art Funds
Unique collaborations with the PNC Foundation, Monsanto Fund, Maritz and Wells Fargo Advisors allow the Arts and Education Council to support specific projects and programs that reach those who might not otherwise have access to the arts.
PNC Program Grants
Underwritten by the PNC Foundation, PNC Program Grants support organizations in the St. Louis bi-state area whose arts and arts education projects address community needs. In 2014, more than 628,000 people, including over 87,500 children, benefitted from PNC Program Grant recipient organizations.
The Monsanto Fund Rural Community Arts Education Program
The Monsanto Fund Rural Community Arts Education Program is an initiative that strengthens rural communities through the arts. Funding from the program brings artists and performers to rural classrooms and performance venues so people of all ages living in counties surrounding the St. Louis metropolitan area have meaningful access to the arts.
The Maritz Arts and Education Fund for Teachers
The Maritz Arts and Education Fund for Teachers is a unique partnership that provides critical fund to arts education programs serving St. Louis area school districts. The Fund suports classroom-based projects and artistic opportiunies that engage students in the creative process.
The Art Education Fund
Generously underwritten by Wells Fargo Advisors, The Arts Education Fund provides tuition scholarships and transportation subsidies to talented high school students to further their artistic training. The scholarship fund is intended to remove financial barriers that may prevent these talented students, residing in underserved or low-income areas, from expanding their creative training outside the traditional classroom setting.