At Meow Wolf we believe that we would not be successful without our community of visitors, network of artists and creatives, and the support of the new cities we are growing in. As a company, we value being a good neighbor and providing strong support back to our community.
One of our methods of giving back is our philanthropy, which includes our donations, passes and group visits to our exhibition. In less than 3 years of operating the House of Eternal Return, we have provided more than $1.5 million in funding to our local communities along with over 10,000 free passes to our exhibitition.
Now, we are honing our process to focus resources on supporting artists and creativity in all of our markets. We are actively supporting the efforts of many arts organizations and non-profits in the communities we serve — Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Denver, Phoenix and Washington D.C. — that provide creative and inclusive opportunities for all.
Philanthropy Mission: Meow Wolf strives to be a visionary public benefit corporation by supporting social change and well-being through the arts.
While the mission of Meow Wolf’s Philanthropy is broad, we have adopted several Community Priorities Areas, informed by ongoing community conversations, to focus our resources on areas where we can make positive change in the near future, and support broader systemic change in the larger term.
Priority will be given to funding requests from local, community-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, or organizations that have a fiscal agent with 501(c)(3) status, schools or municipalities located in one of the communities we serve — Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Denver, Washington DC or Phoenix.
These priorities, along with our philanthropy values, will guide decisions in grant making, sponsorship, partnerships and other programmatic activities. Funding to Community Priority Areas also takes into account the following values:
Please remember that Meow Wolf receives thousands of requests for support annually, and we cannot fulfill or respond to every request. Our average financial donation is $1,000 and it typically takes us 6-12 weeks to review and approve a request. Ready to apply? Submit your application here.
Our Focus – Arts and Creativity for all
The arts have traditionally played a significant role in the culture and history of New Mexico and continue to contribute substantially to our state’s economy and civic life. It is core to Meow Wolf’s ethos that we use our philanthropy to inspire others to create, particularly young people and underserved populations who might lack access to creative outlets. As we grow into new communities and grow in our home state, Meow Wolf is dedicated to support creativity for all.
These priorities will guide decisions in funding, passes donations, in-kind support and other programmatic activities.
Please remember that Meow Wolf receives thousands of requests for support annually, and we cannot fulfill or respond to every request. Our average donation is $1,000 and it typically takes us 6-12 weeks to review and approve a request. Ready to apply? Submit your application here.
Our Review Process
Our priority areas, along with our philanthropy values, will guide Meow Wolf’s decision making in funding, passes, in-kind support and other programmatic activities. We do not support every request we receive and have a limited number of funds and passes to give away, making the process very competative. We suggest reviewing our materials above and gearing your ask towards Meow Wolf.
Funding requests: Our review process typically takes 6-12 weeks with several rounds of staff review. We do not have the capacity to respond to everyone, and our typical donation is $1,000 to begin relationship building with an organization.
Passes requests: Review typically takes 4 weeks with our average donation of 4 day passes per group.
An application is required to be considered for funding or passes support. We prioritize non-profit organizations and public institutions located in one of our communities.
What DON’T we typically Fund?