The Newton Fund builds research and innovation partnerships with 18 partner countries to support their economic development and social welfare, and to develop their research and innovation capacity for long-term sustainable growth. It has a total UK Government investment of £735 million up until 2021, with matched resources from the partner countries.
The Newton Fund is managed by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and delivered through 15 UK delivery partners, which include the Research Councils, the UK Academies, the British Council, Innovate UK and the Met Office.
The Getty Foundation fulfils the philanthropic mission of the Getty Trust by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the greater understanding and preservation of the visual arts in Los Angeles and throughout the world. Through strategic grants initiatives, it strengthens art history as a global discipline, promotes the interdisciplinary practice of conservation, increases access to museum and archival collections, and develops current and future leaders in the visual arts. It carries out its work in collaboration with the other Getty Programs to ensure that they individually and collectively achieve maximum effect.
Since its inception in 1984, the Getty Foundation has developed, awarded, and monitored more than 7,000 grants in 180 countries on all seven continents. Among the Foundation’s most prominent initiatives was Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945–1980, the largest cultural collaboration ever undertaken in the region culminating in more than 60 related exhibitions on postwar art in Los Angeles that took place across Southern California in 2011–2012. Opening in September 2017, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA continues this effort with a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.
Other Foundation initiatives include: Keeping It Modern, focused on the conservation of 20th century buildings around the world; the Panel Paintings Initiative, an effort to train the next generation of conservators of paintings on wood panels through treatment of some of the most important masterpieces in the history of Western art; the Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative (OSCI), which is helping museums face the challenges of digital publishing; and Connecting Art Histories, which is bringing together scholars across national boundaries, especially from regions that face economic or political constraints.
In addition, the Foundation supports a variety of internships and professional development programs, including the Multicultural Undergraduate Internship program in Los Angeles. For further information about these and other grant programs, visit the Foundation’s website: http://www.getty.edu/foundation
Tata Trusts is amongst India's oldest, non-sectarian philanthropic organisations that work in several areas of community development. Since its inception, Tata Trusts has played a pioneering role in transforming traditional ideas of philanthropy to make impactful sustainable change in the lives of the communities. Guided by the principles of its Founder, Jamsetji Tata and through his vision of proactive philanthropy, the Trusts catalyse societal development while ensuring that initiatives and interventions have a contemporary relevance to the nation; in the areas of education; health and nutrition; water; energy; rural upliftment and urban poverty alleviation. Through collaborations with government bodies, international agencies and like-minded private sector organizations, Tata Trusts has strengthened its contribution to the developmental landscape of the country to nurture a self-sustaining eco-system that collectively works across all these areas.
The Trusts have a long association with the Museum, the founding collections built around the bequest of Sir Dorab Tata and Sir Ratan Tata. The association has continued over the years, through the work that the Trusts support in Conservation and Art Education under its Media, Art and Culture portfolio. Recent projects that have been supported such as the ‘Art Conservation Resurgence Project’, the digital re-unification of the Mewar Ramayana Manuscript, and the exhibition on the ‘Cyrus Cylinder’, have created new knowledge bases, new technology in exhibition making and a partnership with the British Museum as in the case of the Cyrus Cylinder.
For more information, please visit http://www.tatatrusts.org/