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The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2017-01-12

At A Glance

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.

863 Park Ave.

New York City, NY United States 10075-0380

Telephone: (212) 517-5400


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $70,934,383

Total giving: $2,567,000





Additional Contact Information

E-mail for application-related questions:


Established in 1984 in DE

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as artists over a significant period of time. The foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and financial need, whether professional, personal or both.

Program Area(s)

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

Grants to Individuals Program

Grants based on financial need as well as merit to talented painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper (including printmakers) in the U.S. and abroad, to further their artistic pursuits.

Lee Krasner Awards

Lee Krasner Awards are based on the same criteria as all regular Pollock-Krasner grants, but are given in recognition of a lifetime of artistic achievement. This honor is a tribute to and recognition of artists with long and distinguished careers. This award is by nomination only .

Special Needs Grant

Financial assistance to individual working artists of established ability through the generosity of the late Lee Krasner, one of the leading abstract expressionist painters and widow of Jackson Pollock. The foundation welcomes nominations and applications from painters, sculptors, graphic, mixed media, and installation artists of artistic merit. There is no age or geographic limitation. The foundation does not give grants to commercial artists, photographers, video artists, filmmakers, craft-makers, or students who are not or have not been working artists. Grants are not awarded as scholarships or for tuition reimbursements. Grants are intended for a one-year period. Legitimate expenditures relating to work, living, and medical care are considered, as is emergency assistance. Grants are not made for past debts, legal fees, the purchase of real estate, moves to other cities, or to pay for installations or projects ordered by others. Both recipients and those refused grants may reapply in 12 months.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Arts services
  • Visual arts
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adults
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Seniors
  • Victims and oppressed people

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $70,934,383 (market value)

Expenditures: $5,330,884

Total giving: $2,567,000

Qualifying distributions: $4,214,931