The Keith Haring Foundation Grants

The Keith Haring Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program, Biomedical

Location of project: Counties in New York: Bronx County, Kings County, New York County, Queens County, Richmond County

Location of residency: United States

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The Keith Haring Foundation Grants

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.

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 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.

Areas of Focus


The Keith Haring Foundation will consider funding requests concentrating on New York City’s highest-risk youth and adolescents, with the aim of helping them to become self-sufficient adults. Programs that provide long-term support and mentoring to vulnerable youth are particularly invited to apply. Preference will be given to programs that are inadequately supported by public funds.


The Keith Haring Foundation will consider funding requests that assist New Yorkers infected with HIV or at high risk of becoming infected. Priority will be given to serving the populations most vulnerable to HIV-infection and its consequences. Preference will be given to programs inadequately supported by public funds.

Arts & Culture

The Keith Haring Foundation will consider funding requests from institutions that provide educational and cultural enrichment. Applicants should reflect upon the breadth of their programming and public outreach as it relates to Haring’s legacy of social activism and cultural contribution, and to the historical context of his creative and philanthropic vision. Priority will be given to programs that address a critical need not covered by other funding sources.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Eligible applicants must be certified 501(c) 3 non-profit organizations based in the United States, and serve missions related to our philanthropic areas of Youth, HIV/AIDs and Arts & Culture.
  • Please keep in mind that our funding is concentrated on New York City-based initiatives.


  • The Foundation will not consider requests for funding that can otherwise be covered by federal, state, or city sources.