The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) helps artists turn inspiration into art by giving more money and support to individual artists and arts organizations than any other comparable institution in the U.S. Our goal is to provide the time and resources for the creative mind and the artistic spirit to think, work, and prosper.
NYFA stands out as a leader in serving the philanthropic community. By matching donor interest and values with creative people and projects, NYFA gives artists and the organizations that serve them the opportunity to realize their dreams. And, as an advocate for the arts, we play a pivotal role in engaging and educating the public about the visual, performing, literary, and media arts.
From its inception in 1971, NYFA has functioned as a creative development corporation, helping the arts to flourish in New York State as well as nationally. Each year, NYFA provides more than $11 million in grants and services and offers fellowships to as many as 170 New York State originating artists. We also invest in small and mid-sized arts organizations, seeding the growth of innovative programs and strengthening the artistic community.
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New York Foundation for the Arts
155 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10013-1507
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