The Pierians Foundation, Incorporated

Transforming Generations Through The Arts

The Pierians Foundation, Incorporated was founded in 2007 to address the need and provide under-served and marginalized populations access to the Arts - through art education, awareness, and participation.  The Pierians Foundation provides funding to support artistic and educational projects at the secondary education level, and supports the development of exceptionally talented, young, aspiring artists.

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Pierians, Incorporated.  Since 2014, the Foundation has supported artists and community-based artistic programs of the Pierian Incorporated's twelve Chapters, located in six states: Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, South Carolina and the District of Columbia.  This six-year partnership, of the Foundation, Inc. with the Pierians, Inc., has invested approximately $30,000 in arts projects in our communities. 

The Foundation operates exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended. 

Our vision relies around our ability to "enhance the transformation of generations through the arts." 

To promote and sustain a vibrant artistic fabric in the localities of The Pierians, Incorporated by raising funds to support community based artistic projects, art education and appreciation programs, and emerging artists in the performing, visual and literary arts.
  • Provide philanthropic resources for the promotion and delivery of artistic and art education programs

  • Strengthen and expand the cultural, artistic, and educational initiatives of The Pierians, Incorporated nationwide

  • Create opportunities for the expression of the Arts by supporting the career aspirations of emerging artists

  • Provide support for art education programs that cultivate the minds of our youth

  • Partner with Arts institutions, public agencies, and business communities to promote audience appreciation and participation in the Arts

The Foundation embraces increasing the accessibility of the Arts for all, cultivating a demand for the arts across a broad spectrum of the community’s populations, and perpetuating the development of talented artists and quality art works in our communities.




The Foundation is trustworthy. It adheres to the highest standards of ethics, and stewardship, and is committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of its donors, grantees, and members.



The Foundation is inclusive and impartial in its support of community arts and education initiatives, and in all aspects of its work.