Grants for Organizations

The Vilcek Foundation awards grants on a case-by-case basis to cultural, educational, and philanthropic organizations in the United States. Grantmaking is a means by which the Vilcek Foundation can develop meaningful partnerships with organizations whose mission and vision are aligned with our own.

While the Vilcek Foundation supports the work of a small number of 501(c)(3) cultural and educational institutions in the United States, as a private operating foundation, the foundation’s resources are primarily used in support of our own programs, events, and exhibitions.

The Vilcek Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals; nor, due to staffing limitations, can it respond to them.

Grant History

The following list comprises a complete history of grants made by the Vilcek Foundation from 2000 to the present.

Year Organization Funding Type Initiative Amount
2020 PEN America Project Support Literature $10,000
2020 New York Youth Symphony Operating Support Music $20,000
2020 Soho Repertory Theatre Project Support Theatre $10,000
2020 Hawai’i International Film Festival Project Support Film $50,000
2020 Immigrant Justice Corps Project Support Immigrant Services $100,000
2020 Upwardly Global Project Support Immigrant Services $10,000
2019 Hawaii International Film Festival Project Support Film $50,000
2019 Kids in Need of Defense Project Support Immigrant Services $40,000
2019 Laumeier Sculpture Park Project Support Visual Arts $14,000
2019 Montclair Art Museum Project Support Arts $10,000
2019 New Museum Project Support Visual Arts $7,000
2019 New York Foundation for the Arts Project Support Arts $20,000
2019 New York Youth Symphony Project Support Music $20,000
2019 School for Advanced Research Project Support Arts $48,200
2019 Soho Repertory Theatre Project Support Theatre $50,000
2019 Upwardly Global Project Support Immigrant Services $10,000
2019 Waterwell Productions, Inc. Project Support Theatre $2,500
2018 Boston College Graduate School of Social Work Project Support Immigrant Services $10,000
2018 Fisher Center for Performing Arts Project Support Performing Arts $5,000
2018 Georgia Institute of Technology Project Support Literature $10,000
2018 KEXP 90.3 FM Project Support Music $5,000
2018 Kids In Need of Defense Project Support Immigrant Services $51,420
2018 Las Fotos Project Project Support Visual Arts $5,000
2018 LGBT Asylum Project Project Support Immigrant Services $5,000
2018 Maineland Project Support Film $2,500
2018 New York Foundation for the Arts Project Support Arts $25,000
2018 New York Youth Symphony Project Support Music $20,000
2018 Queens College Foundation Project Support Arts $15,000
2018 SEA Change (AAAS) Project Support Science $5,000
2018 Soho Repertory Theatre Project Support Theatre $50,000
2018 Theatre Communications Group Project Support Theatre $50,000
2018 The Liljestrand Foundation Project Support Architecture $5,000
2018 The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights Project Support Immigrant Services $5,000
2018 Upwardly Global Project Support Immigrant Services $10,000
2018 Worker Writers School Project Support Literature $10,000
2017 A Stray Project Support Film $5,000
2017 Boston College Graduate School of Social Work Project Support Immigrant Services $10,000
2017 Lincoln Center Theater Project Support Theatre $20,000
2017 New York Youth Symphony Project Support Music $20,000
2017 Soho Repertory Theatre Project Support Theatre $50,000
2017 The MacDowell Colony Project Support Arts $10,000
2017 Upwardly Global Project Support Immigrant Services $10,000
2017 Wilma Theater Project Support Theatre $50,000
2016 African Development Center of Minnesota Project Support Immigrant Services $5,000
2016 Asian Pride Project Project Support Film $5,000
2016 Boston College Graduate School of Social Work Project Support Immigrant Services $10,000
2016 DC Doors Project Support Immigrant Services $5,000
2016 New York Foundation for the Arts Project Support Arts $5,000
2016 New York Foundation for the Arts Project Support Arts $30,000
2016 New York Youth Symphony Project Support Music $20,000
2016 Places Journal Project Support Architecture $8,000
2016 Queens College Foundation Project Support Arts $23,580
2016 Rosalind Franklin Society Project Support Education $5,000
2016 Theatre Communications Group Project Support Theatre $50,000
2016 The Clemente Project Support Film $5,000
2016 Upwardly Global Project Support Immigrant Services $10,000
2015 A Stray Project Support Film $20,000
2015 Hawaii International Film Festival Project Support Film $43,333
2015 Lutheran Social Services of New York Project Support Immigrant Services $15,000
2015 New York Presbyterian Fund Project Support Health Services $3,000
2015 New York Youth Symphony Project Support Music $10,000
2015 The MacDowell Colony Project Support Journalism $5,000
2015 Upwardly Global Project Support Immigrant Services $10,000
2015 New York Youth Symphony Project Support Music $10,000
2014 African Film Festival Project Support Film $10,000
2014 Boston College Graduate School of Social Work Project Support Immigrant Services $10,000
2014 CodeNow Project Support Education $10,000
2014 DC Doors Project Support Immigrant Services $10,000
2014 Generations, Inc. Project Support Education $5,000
2014 Hawaii International Film Festival Project Support Film $43,333
2014 Immigration Equality Project Support Immigrant Services $10,000
2014 KEXP 90.3 FM Project Support Music $10,000
2014 Lutheran Social Services of New York Project Support Immigrant Services $15,000
2014 New York Youth Symphony Project Support Music $10,000
2014 Philbrook Museum of Art Project Support Visual Arts $55,000
2014 ProjectArt Project Support Arts $6,000
2014 Queens Museum of Art Project Support Education $7,500
2014 Robin Hood Foundation Project Support Immigrant Services $10,000
2014 The MacDowell Colony Project Support Arts $5,000
2014 Upwardly Global Project Support Immigrant Services $10,000
2013 Asian American Writers' Workshop Project Support Literature $10,000
2013 Boston College Graduate School of Social Work Project Support Immigrant Services $10,000
2013 Buglisi Dance Theater Project Support Dance $3,000
2013 Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts Project Support Architecture $6,200
2013 Hawaii International Film Festival Project Support Film $43,333
2013 Lutheran Social Services of New York Project Support Immigrant Services $15,000
2013 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Project Support Biomedical Research $10,000
2013 New York Youth Symphony Project Support Music $8,000
2013 Philbrook Museum of Art Operating Support Visual Arts $55,000
2013 Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery Project Support Visual Arts $4,500
2013 The MacDowell Colony Project Support Arts $5,000
2013 Upwardly Global Project Support Immigrant Services $10,000
2013 Yale University Press Project Support Visual Arts $55,299
2012 Ayazamana Ecuadorian Cultural Center Project Support Dance $10,000
2012 Center for Asian American Media Project Support Film $1,000
2012 Hawaii International Film Festival Project Support Film $33,333
2012 Language ETC Project Support Immigrant Services $10,000
2012 Little Kids Rock Project Support Music $10,000
2012 Lutheran Social Services of New York Project Support Immigrant Services $20,000
2012 New York Youth Symphony Project Support Music $10,000
2012 Pit Stop Project Support Film $20,000
2012 The Joyce Theater Foundation Project Support Dance $10,000
2012 United East Athletic Association Project Support Sports $10,000
2012 Upwardly Global Project Support Immigrant Services $10,000
2011 Asian American Writers' Workshop Project Support Literature $20,000
2011 From the Top Project Support Music $20,000
2011 Hawaii International Film Festival Project Support Film $41,333
2011 Pit Stop Project Support Film $40,000
2011 The Santa Fe Opera Project Support Opera $37,500
2011 Upwardly Global Project Support Immigrant Services $10,000
2010 Hawaii International Film Festival Project Support Film $33,333
2010 Hot Bread Kitchen Operating Support Education $20,000
2010 New York University School of Medicine Project Support Biomedical Research $248,220
2010 The Crow Collection of Asian Art Project Support Visual Arts $10,000
2010 The New Press Project Support Literature $21,400
2010 The Santa Fe Opera Project Support Opera $37,500
2009 Hawaii International Film Festival Project Support Film $40,000
2009 Lupus Research Institute Project Support Biomedical Research $10,000
2009 New York University School of Medicine Project Support Biomedical Research $330,960
2009 The Santa Fe Opera Project Support Opera $37,500
2008 Friends of Upper East Side Historic Districts Operating Support Architecture $1,000
2008 Gotham Chamber Opera Operating Support Opera $10,000
2008 Hawaii International Film Festival Project Support Film $40,000
2008 Lupus Research Institute Operating Support Biomedical Research $10,000
2008 Mark Morris Dance Group Operating Support Dance $10,000
2008 New York University School of Medicine Project Support Biomedical Research $330,960
2008 The Santa Fe Opera Project Support Opera $37,500
2008 The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Operating Support Visual Arts $30,000
2007 Hawaii International Film Festival Project Support Film $40,000
2007 Lupus Research Institute Operating Support Biomedical Research $10,000
2007 New York University School of Medicine Project Support Biomedical Research $290,480
2007 Queens Museum of Art Operating Support Arts $2,500
2007 The Genetics Policy Institute Operating Support Biomedical Research $10,000
2007 The Santa Fe Opera Project Support Opera $37,500
2006 Clark University Operating Support Education $10,000
2006 Fund for Public Schools Operating Support Education $5,000
2006 Lupus Research Institute Operating Support Biomedical Research $10,000
2006 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Operating Support Biomedical Research $5,000
2006 Mosaic, Inc. Operating Support Science $10,000
2006 New York University School of Medicine Project Support Biomedical Research $165,000
2006 The Santa Fe Opera Project Support Opera $37,500
2006 The Santa Fe Opera Project Support Opera $1,000
2005 American Friends of Hebrew University Operating Support Education $18,000
2005 Carnegie Hall Society, Inc. Operating Support Music $20,000
2005 Historical Society of Woodstock Operating Support Publishing Project $15,000
2005 Lupus Research Institute Operating Support Biomedical Research $10,000
2005 New York University School of Medicine Project Support Biomedical Research $215,000
2005 The Santa Fe Opera Project Support Opera $37,500
2004 International Cytokine Society Fellowship Biomedical Research $10,000
2004 New York University School of Medicine Project Support Biomedical Research $326,694
2004 The Santa Fe Opera Project Support Opera $25,000
2003 Ballet Folklorico de Nueva York Operating Support Dance $7,000
2003 International Cytokine Society Fellowship Biomedical Research $7,000
2003 New York University School of Medicine Project Support Biomedical Research $37,500
2003 New York University School of Medicine Project Support Biomedical Research $177,582
2003 St. Ann's School Fellowship Education $10,000
2003 The Santa Fe Opera Project Support Opera $25,000
2002 International Cytokine Society Fellowship Biomedical Research $10,000
2002 New York University School of Medicine Project Support Biomedical Research $186,778
2002 New York University School of Medicine Project Support Biomedical Research $37,500
2002 The Santa Fe Opera Project Support Opera $6,000
2001 New York University School of Medicine Project Support Biomedical Research $112,500
2001 The Santa Fe Opera Project Support Opera $6,500
$5,201,771