Institutional Support

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Thanks to our Institutional Partners

Cheekwood is grateful to receive support from dedicated institutional partners whose resource-sharing, creativity, and knowledge enrich Cheekwood’s operations, projects, and programs. These funders and community supporters help Cheekwood care for its permanent collections and archive, present vibrant exhibitions, conduct historic preservation projects, preserve at-risk living collections, provide free education and outreach programs, and much more. Thank you to these generous institutional supporters!

Public Support


Private Support

Amazon Web Services

Japan Foundation, New York

M. Stratton Foster Charitable Foundation

Marlene and Spencer Hays Foundation

Memorial Foundation

Microsoft Philanthropies

Piedmont Natural Gas

PNC Bank Foundation

Sandra Schatten Foundation

Siddy Foote Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust

Community Partner Support

Cheekwood is grateful to receive annual operating support from the following dedicated community partners:

Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville

Garden Club of Nashville

Herb Society of Nashville

Horticultural Society of Middle Tennessee

Support the Arts

Specialty License Plate Program

By purchasing a specialty license plate in Tennessee, you are helping to support some of state’s most beloved museums and arts organizations, including Cheekwood.

The Specialty License Plate Program was created in the 1980s to provide a dedicated revenue source for Tennessee’s arts and cultural activities. Through the program, a portion of the specialty license plate sales proceeds goes to the Tennessee Arts Commission, which regrants the funds to arts organizations across the state.

If you are a Tennessee resident, you can get your own specialty license plate from your local County Clerk’s office at any time – your rates will be prorated. Learn more about how to select and obtain a specialty license plate here.

Professional Associations

Cheekwood’s professional associations and public partners include:


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