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The Haven Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

The Haven Foundation

685 3rd Ave., 5th Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10017-8401

Telephone: (212) 503-8800


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $12,855,797

Total giving: $595,340






Established in 2006 in NY - Founded by Stephen E. King, a multi-award winning author of horror and suspense, who has written such books as “The Shining,” “Misery,” “Cujo,” “It,” “The Green Mile,” and “The Dark Tower Series,” among many others.

Purpose and Activities

The mission of the foundation is to strengthen and sustain the careers of freelance professional writers, artists and others connected with the entertainment industry across the U.S. The foundation accomplishes its mission through direct financial assistance to qualified persons, including emergency relief assistance and financial support. The foundation provides grants, renewable for up to five years, to freelance artists and writers experiencing career-threatening illness, accidents, natural disasters, or other emergency or personal catastrophes. Eligible applicants must be freelance-qualified persons (defined to include all persons connected with the artistic or entertainment industries including, but not limited to authors, actors, singers, dancers, directors, producers, choreographers, musicians, artists, screenwriters, technical support professionals, or other performers working in the book, movie, music, theater, dance, and television industries) who have derived at least one-third of his/her income over the past three years from his/her personal production, performance, or other work in their industry.

Program Area(s)

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

Grants to Individuals Program

Grants to freelance professional writers and artists experiencing career-threatening illness, accident, natural disaster or other emergency or personal catastrophe.

Fields of Interest

  • Artist's services
  • Arts and culture
  • Arts services
  • Free goods distribution
  • Freedom of association and expression
  • Human rights
  • Human services
  • Humanities
  • Individual liberties
  • Literature and writing
  • Visual arts
Population Groups
  • Adults
  • Artists and performers
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People with disabilities
  • Seniors

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $12,855,797 (market value)

Gifts received: $44,945

Expenditures: $711,302

Total giving: $595,340

Qualifying distributions: $603,775