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The Jim Henson Foundation

Profile

Last profile update: 12/16/2016
Last grant data update: 06/24/2017

At A Glance

The Jim Henson Foundation

(formerly The Henson Foundation)

37-18 Northern Blvd., Ste. 400

Long Island City, NY United States 11101-1636

Telephone: (212) 439-7504

URL: www.hensonfoundation.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

EIN

133133702

BRIDGE Number

2509320948

Background

Established in 1982 in NY - Founded by the late James Maury "Jim" Henson, a puppeteer and the creator of "The Muppets"

Purpose and Activities

The mission of the foundation is to develop and encourage the creative art of puppetry in the United States. Emphasis is on contemporary puppet theater for adults, with some focus on new works suitable for family audiences. Grants are awarded for the development of innovative puppet theater by American artists, for American audiences.