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Jerome Foundation

Profile

Last Updated: 2016-07-17

At A Glance

Jerome Foundation

400 Sibley St., Ste. 125

Saint Paul, MN United States 55101-1928

Telephone: (651) 224-9431

URL: www.jeromefdn.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-04-30)

Assets: $98,408,226

Total giving: $3,770,317

EIN

416035163

BRIDGE Number

8282481020

Additional Contact Information

Toll-free tel.: (800) 995-3766 (MN and New York City only)

Background

Incorporated in 1964 in MN - Founded by the late Jerome Hill, who was a filmmaker and artist. Among his films are "Open the Door and See All the People," "Death in the Forenoon," and "The Sand Castle." His film "Film Portrait" was selected as an outstanding Film of the Year for presentation at the 1972 London Film Festival and won the Gold Dukat Prize at the 21st Annual Film Festival in Mannheim, Germany. His film, "Albert Schweitzer," done with Erika Anderson, won the 1957 Academy Award for Best Documentary. In line with the founder's interests, the directors have limited the foundation's giving program to the arts.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation seeks to contribute to a dynamic and evolving culture by supporting the creation, development, and production of new works by emerging artists. Foundation programs include: dance, film/video/new media, literature, multidisciplinary, music, theater and the visual arts.

Program Area(s)

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

General Program

This is the foundation's largest program. It is open to not-for-profit arts organizations and to fiscal sponsors applying on behalf of artists for the creation, development, and production of new works by emerging artists in New York City and Minnesota. See web site for additional guidelines.

Grants to Individuals Program

Grants for film and video production artists residing in New York City, NY, and the state of MN. Travel and study grants for artists in dance, literature, media arts, music, theater, and the visual arts residing in MN and New York City.

Minnesota Film and Video

This program is for individual film and video artists who are MN residents, and work in the genres of experimental, narrative, animation, and documentary production. The program does not support installation, new media, or interactive work, which are subsidized in other foundation programs, commercial, industrial, informational, or educational work.

New York City Film and Video

This program is for individual film and video artists who reside within the five boroughs of New York City, and who work in the genres of experimental, narrative, animation and documentary production. The program does not support installation, new media or interactive work, which are subsidized in other foundation programs, or commercial, industrial, informational or educational work. See web site for additional information .

Program-Related Investment

Historically, the foundation has made a PRI in the form of a loan to an organization that provides a revolving loan fund for artists in artspace buildings. The foundation last awarded a PRI in 1999 and it expects to continue its PRI-making activity in the future.

Travel and Study Grant Program

This program awards grants to emerging artists who create new work, rotating the eligible disciplines in alternating years. (See web site for current disciplines). Minnesota-based executive and program administrators working for not-for-profit arts organizations are also eligible to apply. The program supports such activities as research leading to the creation of new work, the development of collaborations, participation in specific training programs, time for reflection and individualized study, investigating artistic work outside of Minnesota or New York City, and dialogue on aesthetic issues. This program does not support the production of new work or the acquisition of teaching credentials. .

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Artist's services
  • Arts and culture
  • Arts services
  • Dance
  • Film and video
  • Literature and writing
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Theater
  • Visual arts
Population Groups
  • Artists and performers
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • People of African descent
  • People of Asian descent

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-04-30

Assets: $98,408,226 (market value)

Gifts received: $30,000

Expenditures: $5,098,315

Total giving: $3,770,317

Qualifying distributions: $4,742,558