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Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art

Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art

The mission of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (DDFIA) is to promote the study and understanding of Islamic arts and cultures.

Created in 1998 by order of Doris Duke’s will, DDFIA is an operating foundation of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF). Shangri La Museum of Art, Culture & Design and the Building Bridges Program are both funded and operated through DDFIA. While the Building Bridges Program and Shangri La have related missions, sometimes collaborate and share the same board of trustees as well as president and CEO, they consist of two separate teams in different locations.

Building Bridges Program

Building Bridges Program

Through DDFIA, an extension of DDCF, the Building Bridges Program is a national grantmaking program with a mission to support national efforts, working with U.S. Muslims, to increase mutual understanding and well-being among diverse populations for the benefit of building stronger, inclusive communities. The Building Bridges Program is located in DDCF’s headquarters in New York City.

Shangri La Tour

Shangri La

Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design is a museum for learning about the global cultures of Islamic art and design in new and inspiring ways. Located in Honolulu, the museum is a program of DDCF through DDFIA.