Mission: The foundation was established to promote and assist the indiana state musuem and historic sites with the objective of collecting, preserving and interpreting indiana history for the benefit of the public.
Programs: The foundation provides financial support for the indiana state museum and historic sites. The support promotes exhibitions and educational programs highlighting cultural history, natural history, art, and science.
The Indiana State Museum Foundation is an integral funding arm of the missions of the Indiana State Museum. The museum covers the science, art, and history of the state of Indiana, allowing visitors and residents the opportunity to learn more about where the state has been, where it is today, and where it is headed, in the grand scheme of the world. Without the funding from the foundation, programming would suffer, which would affect thousands of school children and families.