313 Read St.
Santa Fe, NM United States 87501-2628
Telephone: (505) 986-8160
Type of Grantmaker
- Family foundation
Established in 1960 in IL - In 1960 J. Patrick Lannan, Sr., entrepreneur and financier, established Lannan Foundation. A self-educated scholar and liberal thinker, he believed strongly in the social importance of charitable programs and in the cultural importance of innovative and controversial forms of visual and literary art. During his lifetime, Mr. Lannan assembled an extensive collection of contemporary and modern American and European art. Mr. Lannan died in 1983 at the age of 78. In 1986 Lannan Foundation received a substantial endowment from his estate. Under the leadership of J. Patrick Lannan, Jr., the foundation continued its expansion of the collection and instituted national programs for grantmaking in contemporary visual and literary arts