Foundation & Government Support

Proud of our Public Partnerships

Cheekwood is proud to be funded in part by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission.  Together with the support of elected officials at the city, state, and federal levels, grants from the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and Tennessee Arts Commission channel public funding into critical support that allows Cheekwood to present groundbreaking exhibitions and programs for the city of Nashville and all who visit us.

Cheekwood also extends its thanks to the many partners whose creativity and support make a lasting difference, including:


Support the Arts

The Specialty License Plate Program
In Tennessee when you purchase certain specialty license plates, a portion of the proceeds support the arts in our state. The Specialty License Plate Program was created in the 1980s to provide a dedicated revenue source for arts and cultural activities in the state of Tennessee.

When you purchase a specialty license plate, you are helping to make Tennessee a place where the arts thrive. The proceeds from your purchase are supporting some of the state’s most beloved museums and arts organizations, including Cheekwood.

And when you pick from one of Tennessee’s four arts specialty license plates, you know that your support is going even further toward helping the Tennessee Arts Commission provide public funding to Tennessee’s nonprofit organizations in the arts.

There has never been a better –or more beautiful- opportunity for those who love art to “back the arts” than with a specialty Tennessee license plate!

Learn more about how to select and obtain a specialty license plate.

Give the gift that gives back with the Tennessee “Gift-A-Tag” Program!  Visit the State of Tennessee’s Gift Center to find out how to purchase a voucher for a Tennessee specialty license plate and give the gift that’s sure to delight the art lovers in your life!

2017 Foundation Support

The Annette & Irwin Eskind Family Foundation
AT&T Foundation
Baulch Family Foundation
Bradford Family Foundation
Bracken Foundation
Caldwell Charitable Remainder Unitrust
Carrel Foundation
Christy-Houston Foundation
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Siddy Foote Fund
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Robert K. and Anne H. Zelle Fund for Fine and Performing Arts
Dudley & Walter Morgan Foundation
Enchiridion Foundation
The Frist Foundation
Joseph H. Thompson Fund
The Louie and Betty M. Phillips Foundation
The M. Stratton Foster Charitable Foundation
Samuel H. Fleming Foundation

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