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Amon G. Carter Foundation


Last profile update: 04/14/2018
Last grant data update: 01/05/2018

At A Glance

Amon G. Carter Foundation

201 Main St., Ste. 1945

Fort Worth, TX United States 76102-3114

Telephone: (817) 332-2783


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor






Incorporated in 1945 in TX - After Amon G. Carter's death in 1955, the foundation received the major portion of his estate. One significant aspect of his will was the desire to provide the public an opportunity to enjoy his art collection. Accordingly, in 1961 the Amon Carter Museum opened its doors in what is now the cultural district of Fort Worth. Mr. Carter's collection of painting and sculpture by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell is displayed along with significant works by other American artists. The foundation's Board of Directors dedicates one-half of the annual grant budget to Museum operations, capital improvements, and additions to the permanent collection

Purpose and Activities

Grants primarily for arts, education, health care and medical services, social service and youth agencies, programs for youth and the elderly, and civic and community endeavors that enhance the quality of life. The foundation sponsors and largely supports the Amon Carter Museum.