What You Need to Know About the Arnhold Foundation's NYC Grantmaking

The Arnhold Foundation is the philanthropic vehicle of Henry Arnhold. The foundation's New York City grantmaking heavily involves the performing arts. Sums have also gone to education, international affairs, health, and more. Henry H. Arnhold was born in Dresden in 1921 and comes from the Dresden banking family of Arnhold. He joined his family's investment bank Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder, where he served as chairman starting in 1960.

Unfortunately for grantseekers the Arnhold Foundation doesn't have much of a web presence, or a clear way to get in touch, but here are a few must knows about the foundation's New York City grantmaking:

1. Arnhold Is A Strong Funder of Arts & Culture in New York

Grantmaking has involved a long stream of local dance outfits, such as Ballet Hispanico on the Upper West Side, which received some $2.5 million in the two recent tax years. Other dance grantees include Dance/NYC, Dances By Isadora, Dance Theater of Harlem, Dancewave, Gallim Dance, Gibney Dance, Elisa Monte Dance, and Eye on Dance. Money also also gone to other New York City arts outfits such as the Frick Collection, where some of Arnhold's collection of 18th-century porcelain has been housed, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Guggenheim Museum, Jazz at Lincoln Center (which received $1.3 million in a recent year), and  Lincoln Center for the Arts (which received $143,000).

2. The Foundation Also Funds Education

On the higher education front, funds have recently gone to Bank Street College of Education, Columbia Business School, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Hunter College Foundation (which received $275,000 grant in past year ), Icahn School of Medicine, and New School (which received $900,000).  Arnhold has also funded K-12 education outfits such as Prep for Prep, "a leadership development program that offers promising students of color access to a private school education and life changing opportunities," and Fund for Public Schools, which is "dedicated to building public-private partnerships in support of the NYC Department of Education and the city's 1,800+ public schools."

3. Arnhold Is Also Interested in International Work

The Arnhold Foundation also gives grants to outfits that work on an international level such as National Committee on American Foreign Policy, "a nonpartisan, activist organization dedicated to the resolution of conflicts that threaten American national security interests." Funds have also gone to International House in Morningside Heights, a "private, nonprofit residence and program center for graduate students, scholars engaging in research, trainees and interns."

4. Assorted Sums Have Gone Elsewhere

While the foundation's largest grantee in the environment been Conservation International, on the New York City front, sums have gone to Central Park Conservancy. Funds have also gone to health outfits such as Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Mount Sinai Hospital Center. New York City community outfits such as Citymeals-on-Wheels, 92nd Street Y, and Broadway Housing Communities have also been funded. A large $900,000 grant went to public television station WNET too.

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