Our Fabulous Filoli has been selected by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) for participation in a national initiative to increase diversity and inclusion on museum boards. The grant is a collaboration between The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Alice L. Walton Foundation, and Ford Foundation.
The AAM picked 5 localities for grants, one of which is San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose Area. In addition to Filoli, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Exploratorium, Museum of Sonoma County, Oakland Museum of California, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Jose Children’s Discovery Museum, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Triton Museum of Art, UC Berkley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts will be recipients.
This program will provide a framework and training as well as resources for museums to work on creating inclusiveness within their workplace that reflects the areas they serve. Filoli sees this opportunity is in alignment with the Core Principals of Filoli’s new five-year strategic plan, which are diversity and inclusivity, sustainability, organizational leadership.
The American Alliance of Museums was formed in 1906 and has been working since then to bring museums together to set standards and best practices. They work on gathering and sharing knowledge, and providing advocacy on issues that concern the entire museum community. They represent more than 35,000 individual museum institutions, corporate partners as well as professionals and volunteers.