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HK Foundation


Rising rents and cost of living are threatening New York City's creative class, including its visual artists. Many of them find it increasingly daunting to pursue their fine arts work while supporting themselves.

The Hell's Kitchen Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization awarding grants to visual artists living in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood to assist them in pursuing their arts.

If you're a visual artist living in Hell's Kitchen and would like to be considered for a grant, please download the application form OR fill out the application form online.

Grant Recipients will be announced in late May 2019.

QUESTIONS? Please e-mail us at

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Applicants must be actively engaged in creating visual art as defined in the application form and have their sole residence located within an area bounded by West 57th Street to the north, West 34th Street to the south, Twelfth Avenue to the west, and Eight Avenue to the east—an area roughly corresponding to western half of zip codes 10019, 10036, and 10018.

Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@HellsKitchenFdn) to stay in touch! You can help spread the word by linking in social media to the foundation's press release.

The foundation is rooted in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood and New York City's art and civic-minded communities. The foundation is dedicated to keeping costs at a minimum. The foundation is entirely volunteer—no staff, no office. This allows us to dedicate nearly 100% of funds to grant awards to Hell's Kitchen's artists.

Click through to Learn about the foundation's first grant recipients.


Inge Ivchenko, Chair
Scott Isebrand, Treasurer
Robert J. Benfatto, Jr., Secretary
Ruth Lande Shuman
Kathleen Treat


Interested in applying to the Hell's Kitchen Foundation? Click the Apply Here button below and fill out online, OR print and mail/e-mail your application back to us at


Help us keep visual artists in Hell's Kitchen with a tax-deductible contribution! E-mail us at and we'll reply with a Donation Form and guidelines. We will e-mail you a letter for tax purposes.