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“What NYFA has done is given me a kind of freedom that I hope manifests in a very good project.”

— Anna Deavere Smith (NYFAHoF '16, Fiscally Sponsored)

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Connecting Inspiration to Art

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) provides the concrete resources that working artists and emerging arts organizations need to thrive. For over 40 years, NYFA has furnished artists with crucial support through grants, access to additional funding sources, information resources, and professional development training. By joining us, you’ll help sustain the global cultural community.

As NYFA is primarily supported by grants and contributions, your tax-deductible gift allows us to continue fulfilling the mission we have kept since 1971: to empower artists and arts organizations from around the world at critical stages in their development. Your gift is vital to the funding of our programs, awards, and services.  


  • Sponsorships
    There are many ways that NYFA collaborates with the corporate sector, building on shared values and respect for the work of the artists that NYFA supports.
  • NYFA Hall of Fame Benefit
    The Hall of Fame Benefit honors extraordinary artists and individuals who exemplify the spirit of uncompromised artistic vision and integrity that NYFA strives to make possible for all artists.
  • Our Supporters
    NYFA greatly appreciates the many individuals, public agencies, foundations, and corporations that generously support our programs.
  • Financial Statements
    Download copies of NYFA's most recent and previous audited financial statements.


  • Giving Circles
    Help ensure artists' success: join NYFA's donor family and enjoy the benefits of our giving circles, from special events to custom-curated publications.
  • Amazon Smile
    Want another way to support NYFA without making a donation? Now you can through Amazon Smile. Every time you shop, Amazon makes a donation to NYFA.
  • Artspace
    Visit Artspace's dedicated NYFA page to view works for sale that could become part of your business or personal collection. A portion of your purchase will go towards supporting NYFA and the artists we serve.
Image Credit: Anna Deavere Smith (NYFAHoF '16, Fiscally Sponsored) at NYFA's 2016 Hall of Fame Benefit, Photo Credit: Carl Timpone/

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