Cultural Capital: The state of museums and their investing reports on a first-of-its kind survey on impact investing by independent museums of art and design in the United States. 61 museums with endowments totaling $10 billion participated in the survey, describing how they are aligning money with mission and values including their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Artnet News:
Just a Third of Museums Are Investing Their Endowments in Socially Responsible Ways, a Study Found. Here’s How They Can Do Better

Most Museums Don’t Put Their
Money Where Their Values Are

Impact investments are beginning to show up
in the endowments of U.S. art museums

The New York Times:
How Museums Invest

The NonProfit Times:
Museums Late To Impact Investing Party

Philanthropy News Digest:
Cultural Capital: The state of
museums and their investing

Museum Boards And Donors Need To
Examine Where Endowments Are Invested

The Marian B. and Jacob K. Javits Foundation,
in honor of Marian B. Javits,
has provided support towards the dissemination of
Cultural Capital: The state of museums and their investing.


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