Supporting Culture and Creativity in All Its Forms

The Foundation supports world-class art and cultural institutions and programs that preserve and promote the beauty and history of creativity and innovation.

The Foundation values and celebrates human expression in all forms and supports institutions that offer a diverse and inclusive view of the arts through performance, exhibition and education.

The Foundation has

gifted over

$140

million in support

impacted

8

countries

supported

180

arts and cultural institutions

Cultural Institutions

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Carnegie Hall

In 2016, the Foundation gave $25 million to fund the continued growth of its artistic, educational, and digital initiatives over the next decade. In honor of the gift, the Carnegie Hall’s first-level seating tier in its historic main auditorium was named the Blavatnik Family First Tier for 50 years beginning, with the start of its 2016-2017 season.

The Foundation has been a major supporter of Carnegie Hall for over ten years, and a Founding Patron of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, a program created by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute in 2013.

The Better Angels Society

The Foundation has provided $5 million to The Better Angels Society to support the work of renowned American documentarian Ken Burns including, among other projects, the ten-part documentary The Vietnam War and the multi-part documentary The History of Country Music, to be released in September 2019.

Tate Modern

In 2017, the Foundation provided more than £50 million for the expansion of the Tate Modern, Britain’s national gallery of international modern art. The gift is the largest donation by any contributor in Tate’s history and the Blavatnik Building was named in honor of the gift.

Lincoln Center

The Foundation has provided over $5.5 million to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to establish the Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance, providing support to productions essential to Lincoln Center’s artistic and outreach programming.

The Public Theater

The Foundation has contributed $4.5 million to support new and ongoing productions at The Public Theater in New York.

American Ballet Theater

In 2016, the Foundation contributed $1 million in support of the ABT’s new ballet production “Whipped Cream.”

Victoria & Albert Museum

In 2016, the Foundation provided £5 million over three years to renovate the opening of the new side of the museum building. “The Blavatnik Hall” is named in honor of the gift.

Tel Aviv University

Blavatnik Student Film Production Fund, part of the Blavatnik Initiative at Tel Aviv University, supports upcoming Israeli filmmakers as they create high-quality, thought-provoking productions. Undergraduate and graduate students are awarded grants of between $2,000 and $5,000 per film, enabling them to transfer their ideas from the storyboard to cinematic endeavors. The funding helps to reinforce Israel’s standing in the global film community.

92nd Street Y

For more information, visit: www.92y.org.