GRANTS, FUNDING & OTHER SUPPORT
We work hard to seek appropriate grants and funding opportunities to supplement our diverse programming, restoration and maintenance and operational cost needs.
This year has been particularly challenging and yet we have been blessed with funding from these amazing institutions as well as our individual donors and members. Please consider joining our organization as a member or making a donation to support our programming, operations and restoration efforts.
STOREY COUNTY FUNDING:
We are thankful for Storey County funding and in-kind support by the IT department and Public Works departments. Through this crucial support, we are able to address some of the critical restoration and maintenance work required to keep this amazing county property standing and available to visitors and our community that would otherwise not be covered through grants, donations and programming revenues.
NEVADA ARTS COUNCIL & NATIONAL ENDOWMENT OF THE ARTS:
St. Mary’s Art Center programming is supported, in part, by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the state of Nevada. We have been fortunate to continue to receive Operating, and other critical Grants.
NEVADA HUMANITIES & NATIONAL ENDOWMENT OF THE ARTS:
Funding to support our organization has been provided by Nevada Humanities through Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the CARES Act economic stabilization plan of 2020.
COMMISSION FOR CULTURAL CENTERS and HISTORIC PRESERVATION & STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE:
The CCCHP grants are a funding cornerstone of our restoration and preservation efforts. Through these grants, and Storey County Building Grants, we are able to achieve great improvements to protect and preserve this magnificent property. We work closely with the SHPO staff and our engineers and contractors to design and implement the best solutions for the buildings.
CCCHP Grant 19-12
We were awarded a fantastic $112,000.00 grant to help restore our leaking porch, damaged and leaking print room, deteriorating east façade windows and repointing of our brick chimney. Simerson USA is the project contractor. The work has been completed and the Print Room is available for printmaking and as a classroom for the first time in four years. This project was funded with the assistance of the Commission for Cultural Centers and Historic Preservation.
CCCHP Grant 21-22
We have now been awarded $127,597 for the rehabilitation of the east façade windows which are in a state of severe deterioration. Work will begin in winter of 2022/23 and complete in April, 2023. Central Sierra Construction is the project contractor. We are excited to have the building protected from the elements, added comfort for our guests, and reduced utility bill impacts. This project was funded with the assistance of the Commission for Cultural Centers and Historic Preservation.
GOOGLE AD GRANT:
We are thrilled to receive a $10,000/month Google Ad Grant for marketing. We have been so pleased to see how this has improved traffic and website interactions, bookings, and new patronage. Thank you to ConnectAd for managing this grant on our behalf and helping ensure maximum results.
GALLERY OF THE WEST:
Gallery of the West is a Key Member and Donor to the Art Center, offering annual support of our programming. https://virginiacitygalleryofthewest.com/
The Ponderosa Saloon is a long-time partner with us, supporting our efforts to offer great events to the community. https://www.ponderosasaloon.com/
WOMEN INVESTIGATING GHOST SIGHTINGS:
Also known as W.I.G.S., this group of amazing people host annual paranormal investigation fundraisers to support our preservation efforts. For more than a decade W.I.G.S. has worked hard to volunteer their time and raise funds to restore and preserve this historic treasure. Follow them on Facebook for more information.
PURE TONIC DISPENSARY:
Pure Tonic Dispensary generously hosted a purchase round up fundraiser for St. Mary's Art Center in April 2023. https://puretonicdispensary.com/
OUR MEMBERS & PATRONS:
Last, but never least, our amazing members and patrons provide on-going support for our programming and numerous operating costs. We love having this diverse family of art and history lovers.