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The Jim Henson Foundation

Profile

Last Updated: 2016-07-28

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

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $3,483,761

Total giving: $157,000

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.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Arts and culture
  • Performance art
  • Performing arts
  • Theater
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • People of African descent

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $3,483,761 (market value)

Gifts received: $51,650

Expenditures: $316,883

Total giving: $157,000

Qualifying distributions: $260,482