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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza Awarded Bloomberg Philanthropies Grant

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DALLAS, TX – September 15, 2015: The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza today announced a grant awarded by Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation and Management Program (AIM).

“The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is exhilarated to be awarded such a significant grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies,” said Museum executive director, Nicola Longford. “This two-year grant will help align our growing community programming initiatives to serve new audiences and solidify existing constituents, particularly local school and youth groups, who are generally under-represented in our general visitorship. The AIM grant will have a tremendous positive impact on the Museum’s audience and program development.”

“This show of interest and support from Bloomberg Philanthropies demonstrates the local and national responsibility The Sixth Floor Museum has in helping all audiences understand the importance of preserving and interpreting historic sites within context, and presenting the enduring relevancy of historical events that continue to shape the world around us today and into the future,” said Victor Elmore, chairman of the Board of Directors of The Sixth Floor Museum.

In April 2015, the Arts Innovation and Management program (AIM) launched in six cities nationwide including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles and San Francisco, to help nearly 300 small- and mid-sized nonprofit arts organizations strengthen their programming and organizational capacity. This invitation-only grant initiative will offer $30 million of unrestricted general operating support that will also include arts management training in fundraising, audience development and board member engagement.

 

About the Museum:

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy; interprets the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza; and presents contemporary culture within the context of presidential history.

Located at 411 Elm Street in downtown Dallas, the Museum is open Monday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Audio guides for the permanent exhibit are included with admission and available in a variety of languages, as well as ASL. For more information, visit www.jfk.org or call 214.747.6660.

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 on the philanthropy, please visit bloomberg.org.