Government Grants and Foundation Support

Government Grants

Institute of Museum and Library Services
$250,000 Museums for America grant to implement a major new exhibit gallery devoted to the history and cultural impact of video games

New York State's Empire State Development and the I ♥ NY Division of Tourism under Governor Andrew Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council Initiative
$225,000 in Market New York grant funds to support The Strong's Play Rochester Marketing Project

National Science Foundation and Purdue University
$149,999 sub-grant to support the new Play Lab in the museum expansion

New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
$98,000 grant to support museum security equipment upgrades

New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature
$47,000 for museum general operating support

Humanities New York
$10,000 CARES Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act

New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature
$500 for museum staff profesisonal development


Foundation Support

$50,000+
Davenport-Hatch Foundation, Inc.

$25,000–$49,999
Toy Association and Foundation
Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation

$10,000–$24,999
Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation
Zeke and Jane Duda Family Foundation

$2,500–$9,999
William & Sheila Konar Foundation
Jane Henson Foundation
Rubens Family Foundation
NYSCA/TDF TAP Plus
Riedman Foundation
Charles J. and Burton S. August Family Foundation
Ralph and Eleanor Cantisano Family Foundation

$500–$2,499
Corky and Rick Steiner Family Foundation
Popli Family Fund
Massie Family Fund