Beethoven Center Funding
The Center for Beethoven Studies is funded through a combination of public and private support.
Since the Center opened in 1985, San Jose State University has provided staff salaries, space, and supplies and services, and has funded some of our special projects. The Center is a program of the College of Humanites and the Arts and a special collection of the University Library.
The American Beethoven Society supports the programs of the Center, including publication of The Beethoven Journal, acquisition of special materials such as manuscripts, first and early editions, and art objects and prints; support of scholarly research; and other activities.
Endowment campaigns are underway to fund the major projects of the Center. For more information on these project, see donor opportunities.
You can also help support The American Beethoven Society through iGive.com, a service that lets Internet shoppers direct a portion of their purchase price to the American Beethoven Society.
The Beethoven Center has also received grants for specific projects from local and national foundations and other agencies. These agencies include:
The Eva B. Buck Trust
The California State Library
The Compton Foundation
The Farrington Historical Foundation
The Hugh Stuart Center Charitable Trust
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
The National Endowment for the Humanities
The Valley Foundation