Ira M. Resnick Foundation

OVERVIEW:  The Ira M. Resnick Foundation supports local, national and international charities, focusing mainly on film, theater, education, mental health and global sustainability and development. 

IP TAKE: The foundation keeps a low public profile, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities. 

FUNDING AREAS:  Arts & Culture, Education, Mental Health, Global Sustainability & Development

PROFILE: Founded in 1994, the Ira M. Resnick Foundation was established by photographer Ira Resnick and his wife Paula Stamler Resnick, who live in New York City. Ira Resnick is a professional photographer and collector. In the 1980s, he opened the Motion Picture Arts Gallery, the first gallery devoted exclusively to the art of the movies. In addition to film posters and stills Resnick's collection includes other pieces such as lobby cards, window signs, and inserts. Resnick is a trustee of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and was chairman of the board from 1999-2005. His wife, Paula Resnick, founded and is executive director of The Meeting House in New York, a “non-profit organization providing children's programs and thought leadership in the area of social and emotional learning.” The Ira M. Resnick Foundation supports local, national and international charities, focusing mainly on film, theater, education, mental health and global sustainability and development. 

Rather than maintain specific and multiple grantmaking programs, the Resnick Foundation publicly focuses its grantmaking efforts on supporting The Meeting House, which provides after-school and weekend care and education activities for children and high school students. Despite a limited web presence, the foundation still funds other grantmaking efforts; however, it prioritizes education.

In a recent fiscal year, the foundation gave away around $1 million with grants ranging from $100 to $202,250 to Film Society of Lincoln Center. Past M. Resnick Foundation grantees include Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Film Society of Lincoln Center, JCC in Manhattan, The Met, New York City Center, and The Meeting House.

The foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.

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 CONTACT:

 The Ira M. Resnick Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals but below is an address

Gilbert A. Wang

800 Westchester Ave, #641 Norh

Rye Brook, NY 10573