Mabee Foundation Issues $2 Million Challenge Grant



The public is called on to support the project and help raise $4.4 million toward a gallery renovation project.


The National WWI Museum and Memorial announced it has been issued a $2 million challenge grant from The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation. The Mabee Foundation issues challenge grants to both require and inspire widespread public support and act as a catalyst to assist grantees in reaching their fundraising goals. In support of a larger $19.5 million gallery refresh project, this specific challenge grant will be issued to the Museum and Memorial if $4.4 million is raised toward the gallery refresh project by April 2023.

The gallery refresh project is a multi-year effort that aims to create a richer and more immersive visitor experience by refreshing and expanding the galleries and access to the Museum and Memorial’s collection. The project comprises renovation totaling 30,000 square feet and new construction totaling 7,200 square feet. It will provide enhanced interactive and engaging educational experiences for both children and adults in two areas – the lower level and the main gallery. 

Learn more about the challenge grant

Learn more about ongoing construction in the gallery refresh project