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The Dashiell Hammett Fund


Last profile update: 10/11/2017
Last grant data update: 07/30/2016

At A Glance

The Dashiell Hammett Fund

Co David A Englander, Po Box 594 108 Washington Spring Rd

Palisades, NY United States 10964

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment






Established in 1989 in NY - Founded in the name of Dashiell Hammett by playwright Lillian Hellman. The late Mr. Hammett was an author of detective novels and short stories, and is known for the fictitious Sam Spade character he created for his novel "The Maltese Falcon," as well as the Nick and Nora Charles characters from "The Thin Man." The late Ms. Hellman is noted for her plays "The Children's Hour," "The Little Foxes" (for which she also wrote the screenplay), and "Toys in the Attic."

Purpose and Activities

Support only for Human Rights Watch, New York.