Wunderkinder Foundation: New York City Grants

OVERVIEW: The Wunderkinder Foundation’s New York City grantmaking focuses on arts, health, and social welfare organizations. 

IP TAKE: The Wunderkinder Foundation keeps a low public profile and does not accept unsolicited proposals.

FUNDING AREAS: Arts, Health, Social Welfare

PROFILE: Established by Hollywood mogul Steven Spielberg, the Wunderkinder Foundation funds work across the United States; however, it prioritizes giving to organizations that serve or are based in New York and Los Angeles. The foundation supports the arts, health, and social welfare. 

Wunderkinder's grantmaking to New York-based organizations supports select arts, health, and social welfare organizations. Past grantees include the American Academy of Poets, Actors Fund of America, Food Bank for New York City, New York Shakespeare Festival, and Human Rights Watch, among many others. While the foundation predominately supports more established organizations, it also funds some smaller organizations.

Many of Wunderkinder's grants to the New York City organizations remain have been were under $50,000; however, it has funded Human Rights Watch especially well in recent years. In a recent tax year, the foundation awarded HRW with $250,000. 

Because the Wunderkinder Foundation keeps a low public profile, it is unclear exactly what the charity seeks in its New York City grantees. In addition, the foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals. 


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The Wunderkinder Foundation does not provide a clear avenue to get in touch with the charity but below is contact information

The Wunderkinder Foundation
11400 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. 550
Los Angeles, CA  90064
Telephone: (310) 481-3513