Since 1925, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded Fellowships to further the development of artists, scholars, and scientists by assisting those selected to engage in creation in any of the arts, or to do research in any field of knowledge, under the freest possible conditions and irrespective of race, color, or creed.  Fellowships are awarded to individuals based on unusually impressive achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment. These individuals are chosen by a Committee of Selection, drawing on recommendations from panels and juries involving hundreds of distinguished artists, scholars, and scientists.

You can help the Foundation continue its important work through the following:

    • Gifts of cash
    • Gifts of securities
    • Lifetime planned gifts
    • Bequests or residual bequests
    (Follow this link for more information about bequests)

Since the Guggenheim Foundation is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, your contributions to the Foundation may be claimed as a charitable deduction on your income tax as provided by law.  We recommend that you consult your attorney or tax adviser about your individual circumstances when considering a substantial gift.

Your contribution, whatever form it takes, will help the Foundation to continue to offer individuals the increasingly rare opportunity to give free rein to the best efforts of their creative minds.