The mission of the Keith Haring Foundation is to sustain, expand, and protect the legacy of Keith Haring, his art, and his ideals. The Foundation supports not-for-profit organizations that assist children, as well as organizations involved in education, research and care related to AIDS.
Keith Haring (1958-1990) 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 disadvantaged communities. In 1989, Keith established a foundation to ensure that his philanthropic legacy would continue indefinitely.
The Keith Haring Foundation makes grants to not-for-profit groups which engage in charitable and educational activities. In accordance with Keith’s wishes, the Foundation concentrates its giving in two areas: The support of organizations which provide educational opportunities to underprivileged children and the support of organizations which engage in research and care with respect to AIDS and HIV infection.
Keith Haring additionally charged the Foundation with maintaining and protecting his artistic legacy after his death. The Foundation maintains a collection of art along with archives which facilitate historical research about the artist and the times and places in which he lived and worked. The Foundation supports arts and educational institutions by funding exhibitions, educational programs, acquisitions and publications that serve to contextualize and illuminate the artist’s work and philosophy.
Eligible applicants must be certified 501c-3 non-profit organizations based in the United States, and serve missions related to HIV/AIDS, youth in need, and/or arts education.
The Keith Haring Foundation does not fund individuals.
We recommend downloading the pdf of our application form to use as a guide for preparing your materials.
Please have all material prepared before filling in our on-line 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 form. Keep this document for your records.
If there are errors in your form after submission, you may contact us via our contact form.
Please do not send any additional material.
Grant requests are reviewed quarterly. All complete requests will be included in the next review cycle.
Grant notifications will be sent out via US Mail immediately following review.
After your organization’s approved funds have been expended, we request a written report detailing how the funds were implemented, and any supporting documents, updates or status reports.
If your organization has not been awarded a grant, please wait one full year before submitting a new request.
For any questions, please contact us via our contact form.