Artist Created Foundations That Fund Artists

Jay DeFeo, with an unfinished The Rose, c. ear...

Jay DeFeo, with an unfinished The Rose, c. early 1960s. The Rose (1958–66) by Jay DeFeo, Whitney Museum of American Art The Rose (1958–66) by Jay DeFeo, Donald Goddard (2004) at (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Artist-Endowed Foundations, many of which give grants to visual artists or operate gallery exhibition programs and other services for artists, include:

the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation which founded and gives on-going support of Change, Inc., which issues emergency grants to artists in need  The Rauschenberg Foundation also has a Pinterest board where you can add images of your art inspired by Robert Rauschenberg–here is the link.

the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

the Krasner-Pollock Foundation makes grants to individual artists

Joan Mitchell Foundation makes grants to individual artists

Willem de Kooning Foundation

the Keith Haring Foundation

Robert Motherwell’s Dedalus Foundation, provides Master of Fine Arts Fellowships

Jerome Hill’s Jerome Foundation–grants to emerging artists

the Morris Graves Foundation, conducts residency programs

Other Artist foundations to research: the Adolph Gottlieb Foundation, Hans Hofmann Foundation, Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation,The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation, George and Helen Segal Foundation, Aaron Siskind Foundation, Walter Lantz Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Herb Block Foundation, Charles E. Birchfield Foundation, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts, Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Richard Avedon Foundation, Calder Foundation, Jay DeFeo Trust, Lachaise Foundation, Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Mandelman-Ribak Foundation, Inge Morath Foundation, Niki Charitable Art Foundation, Fredrick and Frances Sommer Foundation, Stillman-Lack Foundation, Camargo Foundation, Edward Gorey Charitable Trust.

The Aspen Institute offers a 2 volume report of artist endowed foundations–here.