AEFI Donor Consortium

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AEFI is proud that donors large and small have invested to make its work possible. Our donors’ grants have financed development of important online knowledge resources that we are able to offer free of charge to anyone needing to learn about artist-endowed foundations. Lessening the steep learning curve will enable artists’ resources to be committed as fully as possible to charitable purposes.

Since its inception in 2007, AEFI’s research and dissemination activities have been supported by a donor consortium comprising leading artist-endowed foundations as well as prominent arts-funding foundations. The diversity of this support demonstrates that many different types of donors endorse AEFI’s mission to strengthen the artist-endowed foundation field as an important new resource in cultural philanthropy and artistic heritage stewardship. At the same time, the support of the leading institutions in the artist-endowed foundation field demonstrates AEFI’s role as a credible and trusted resource.

AEFI’s Donor Consortium has enabled AEFI to conduct and publish the findings of ground-breaking research, as well as disseminate research findings through a variety of events targeted to key audiences, such as artists creating foundations and their advisors. In addition, donor support has enabled the evolution of AEFI from a one-time research and publication effort to what is now an ongoing initiative, offering annual professional development and leadership programs to the field, and regularly updating its research and publication offerings.


AEFI Donor Consortium Leaders

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation

Roy Lichtenstein Foundation

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

AEFI Donor Consortium Members

The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation

American Express Foundation

Anonymous Charitable Foundation

Artists’ Legacy Foundation

Michael Asher Foundation

The Aspen Institute/PSI

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

California Community Foundation

The Clark Art Institute

Dedalus Foundation

The Jay DeFeo Trust

Ford Foundation

Sam Francis Foundation

Helen Frankenthaler Foundation

Jacques & Natasha Gelman Trust

The Getty Foundation

The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation

Agnes Gund Foundation

Frederick Hammersley Foundation

Keith Haring Foundation

Harpo Foundation

The Hoffman Forum

Jerome Foundation

The Joyce Foundation

Henry Luce Foundation

Lucid Art Foundation

The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

Pierre & Tana Matisse Foundation

Joan Mitchell Foundation

Henry Moore Foundation

The New York Community Trust

Niki Charitable Art Foundation

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

Herb Ritts Foundation

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

The Judith Rothschild Foundation

Louisa Stude Sarofim

Eugene V. & Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust

University of Miami School of Law

Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation


*as of June 1, 2016