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The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry


Last Updated: 2016-09-01

At A Glance

The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry

P.O. Box 10169

Santa Fe, NM United States 87504

Telephone: (505) 988-3251

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-05-31)

Assets: $3,038,723

Total giving: $71,775






Incorporated in 1972 in NM

Purpose and Activities

Giving to promote poetry in American culture through support of individual poets, poetry translation, the development of poetry audiences and the uses of poetry.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

The Poet and the Poem from the Library of Congress Featuring Witter Bynner Fellows and the Poet Laureate

Support for National Public Radio Series The Poet and the Poem which has featured Witter Bynner Fellows.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Philanthropy

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-05-31

Assets: $3,038,723 (market value)

Gifts received: $500

Expenditures: $241,706

Total giving: $71,775

Qualifying distributions: $188,387

Giving activities include:

$71,775 for 12 grants (high: $25,000; low: $2,100)