Institutional Giving

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The Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation

The Watermill Center is grateful for the commitment and generous support of the foundations and government agencies who support our mission. Grants from the American Chai Trust, Asian Cultural Council, Australian Consulate-General, The Brown Foundation, Inc., Cowles Charitable Trust, Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust, The Dr. Lee MacCormick Edwards Charitable Foundation, Florence Gould Foundation, Israel’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Jerome Robbins Foundation, Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation, LLWW Foundation, mediaThe foundation inc., National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Robert Lehman Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Suffolk County Department of Economic Development, Suffolk County Office of Film and Cultural Affairs, The Town of Southampton, Royal Consulate General of Denmark, Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Scaler Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts help make possible our artist residency and education programs, special exhibitions, public programs and events, and archival projects.

For more information about Foundation and Government funding opportunities, please contact Mary Ellen Obias, Director of Institutional Giving, at or (212) 253-7484 x124.


The high artistic standards of The Watermill Center and Robert Wilson’s work offer unique and extraordinary exposure to a strategic and highly desirable demographic. As a Corporate Sponsor, you will have the opportunity to reach our exclusive list of patrons, artists and celebrities through support of our year-round Artist Residency Program, International Summer Program, Education Programs, Annual Summer Benefit, special exhibitions, and open rehearsals.

Corporate Sponsor benefits vary with the level of support and can be coordinated to align with your marketing strategy.

For more information about becoming a Corporate Sponsor, please email or (212) 253-7484.


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