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Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

Profile

Last Updated: 2016-01-31

At A Glance

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

4 W. Burton Pl.

Chicago, IL United States 60610-1416

URL: www.grahamfoundation.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $46,298,849

Total giving: $932,884

EIN

362356089

BRIDGE Number

7387270057

Background

Incorporated in 1956 in IL

Purpose and Activities

Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.

Program Area(s)

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

Carter Manny Awards

The award supports dissertation research and writing by promising scholars whose projects have architecture as their primary concern and focus and have the potential to shape contemporary discourse about architecture and impact the field. Projects may be drawn from the various fields of inquiry supported by the Foundation: architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; the visual arts; and other related fields. The award assists students enrolled in graduate programs in architecture, art history, the fine arts, humanities, and the social sciences working on architecture topics. The award is open to students officially enrolled in schools in the U.S. and Canada, regardless of citizenship.

Grants to Individuals Program

Project-based grants to individuals and organizations, the production of public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. Doctoral support by nomination only for Ph.D. candidates in the field of architecture through the Carter Manny Award.

Production and Presentation Grants

These grants assist individuals with the production-related expenses that are necessary to take a project from conceptualization to realization and public presentation. These projects include, but are not limited to, publications, exhibitions, installations, films, and new-media projects. These grants do not exceed $20,000 and are likely to be less. The foundation is not always able to fund projects at the full request amount because of the demand for funding.

Research and Development Grants

These grants assists individuals with seed money for research-related expenses such as travel, documentation, materials, supplies, and other development costs. Projects must have clearly defined goals, work plans, and budgets. A recipient of a Research and Development grant is eligible to apply for a Production and Presentation Grant for the same project once the first grant has been satisfied, however, future funding is not guaranteed. Research and Development Grants do not exceed $10,000 and are likely to be less. The foundation is not always able to fund grantees at the full request amount because of demand for funding.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Architecture
  • Arts and culture
  • Visual arts
Population Groups
  • Academics

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $46,298,849 (market value)

Expenditures: $2,529,249

Total giving: $932,884

Qualifying distributions: $2,112,149

Giving activities include:

$448,417 for 46 grants (high: $20,000; low: $1,417)

$484,467 for 79 grants to individuals (high: $20,000; low: $100)