Grant Guidelines

The Keith Haring Foundation, established in 1989 by the late American artist Keith Haring, supports US-based non-profit organizations that provide educational opportunities to underserved children as well as to organizations that engage in education, prevention and care related to AIDS and HIV.

Keith Haring generously contributed his talents and resources to numerous causes.  He conducted art workshops with children, created logos and posters for public service agencies, and produced murals, sculptures, and paintings to benefit health centers and underserved communities.   Haring established the Keith Haring Foundation to ensure that his philanthropic legacy would continue indefinitely.


The Keith Haring Foundation funds sustainable initiatives that meet its mandate, and that provide proof of need and exemplary performance.   The Foundation will not consider requests for funding that can otherwise be covered by federal, state, or city sources.

Applicants should focus on initiatives supporting those in need who are at high risk of or deeply affected by HIV/AIDS within New York City, or on programs supporting underserved and marginalized NYC youth that emphasize education, arts, and/or HIV prevention. The Keith Haring Foundation does not fund individuals.

There is no deadline; reviews of applications are rolling.


Eligible applicants must be certified 501(c) 3 non-profit organizations based in the United States, and serve missions related to HIV/AIDS, youth in need, and/or arts education.  Please keep in mind that our funding is focused on New York City-based initiatives.


We recommend downloading the pdf of our application form to use as a guide for preparing your materials.

Please have all material prepared before completing our online application form. The form must be completed in one session; corrections cannot be made after the form has been submitted.

Once your application form has been submitted, you will receive an email confirmation with a copy of your completed application. Keep this document for your records.

Please do not send any additional material.


Completed applications that meet the Keith Haring Foundation’s mandate will be reviewed.  Applicants will be notified by US Post two to three weeks following quarterly board meetings.

Final Report

After an organization’s approved funds have been expended, we request a report (approx. 3-5 pages) detailing how the funds were implemented, an expenditures budget, and any supporting documents, updates or status reports. Depending on the particular grant, the Haring Foundation may require interim reports as well.

If your organization has been awarded a grant, please wait two full years before submitting a renewal request.

If your organization has not been awarded a grant, please wait one full year before resubmitting.

For any questions, please contact us via our contact form.