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The Keith Haring Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-02-11

At A Glance

The Keith Haring Foundation, Inc.

676 Broadway, 5th Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10012-2319


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-09-30)

Assets: $46,767,549

Total giving: $1,460,456





Additional Contact Information

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Established in 1989 in NY - Founded by the late Keith Haring, who was an artist and social activist. He achieved his first public attention with chalk drawings in the subways of New York. Haring's "The Radiant Baby," with its bold lines, vivid colors, and active figures, became his symbol. During a career that spanned the 1980s, Haring’s work was featured in over 100 solo and group exhibitions. By expressing universal concepts of birth, death, love, sex and war, Haring's imagery has become a widely recognized visual language of the 20th century.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily to organizations which provide educational opportunities to underprivileged children, and to organizations which engage in research and care with respect to AIDS and HIV infection. The foundation also maintains a collection of art along with archives which facilitate historical research about Keith Haring 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.

Fields of Interest

  • Art museums
  • Arts and culture
  • Arts education
  • Child welfare
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Health
  • Immune system diseases
  • Museums
Population Groups
  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Homeless people
  • LGBTQ people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People of African descent
  • People of Latin American descent
  • People with diseases and illnesses
  • People with HIV/AIDS

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-09-30

Assets: $46,767,549 (market value)

Expenditures: $4,540,265

Total giving: $1,460,456

Qualifying distributions: $3,209,748