Founded in 1995, the is committed to providing grants and programmatic support for initiatives that provide access to art for a broad audience, art in the service of social justice, art in the service of social change and discourse, and underrecognized artistic practice. Through this art and social justice mission, the foundation aims to foster dialogue, encourage diversity, promote education, and nurture and empower communities.
To that end, the foundation is accepting applications from arts and cultural organizations for projects that embody ethical artistic practice, with an emphasis on the five boroughs of New York City. Past grants have ranged from $2,500 to $50,000, and the foundation is open to reviewing requests on a variety of scales, though it will not be the sole funder of an organization or project.
Only art organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code, or those with a qualifying fiscal sponsor, are eligible for a grant.
See the Rubin Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.