Please support future Guggenheim Fellows today.

At the Guggenheim Foundation we believe in free inquiry, intellectual autonomy, and the work of individuals. Since 1925, the Foundation’s singular mission has been to support artists, writers, scholars, and scientists at the highest level of achievement. Guggenheim Fellowships help these exceptional individuals do the work they were meant to do, under the freest possible conditions.

The Foundation centers the talents and instincts of the Fellows, whose passions often have broad and immediate impact. For example, Zora Neale Hurston wrote Their Eyes Were Watching God in 1936 with the support of a Guggenheim Fellowship and dedicated it to the Foundation’s first president, Henry Allen Moe. Photographer Robert Frank’s seminal book, The Americans, was the product of a cross-country tour supported by two Guggenheim Fellowships. The accomplishments of other early Fellows like Jacob Lawrence, Rachel Carson, James Baldwin, Martha Graham, and Linus Pauling also demonstrate the strength of the Foundation’s core values and the power and impact of its approach.

We are proud of the commitment and accomplishments of our Fellows, and proud of our Fellowship community, which is so creative and various. We believe that our extraordinary group of Fellows has contributed to furthering humanity.

You can provide vital assistance to the Foundation toward the fulfillment of its mission. All contributions support Fellowships directly.

Gifts Online

Online gifts can be one-time donations or recurring donations at an interval of your choice.

Gifts by Check

Please make your check payable to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and mail to:

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Attention: Advancement
90 Park Avenue, 33rd Floor
New York, NY 10016

Donor Advised Funds and IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions

Please follow these special instructions for gifts through DAFs and IRA QCDs.

Support a Fellowship or Field of Study

Generous gifts from Fellows and friends have underwritten specific Fellowships or fields of study. A permanently named endowment fund for a specific Fellowship, a field of study, or for the overall Fellowship program can be established through a bequest or a gift made during the donor’s lifetime. Please contact the Foundation’s Advancement Office for more information.

We recently created the Climate Change Fund to support Fellows in all fields who are confronting climate change. Jerold S. Kayden, 1989 Fellow in Architecture, Planning, and Design, inspired the Climate Change Fund and generously contributed to the lead gift for it. The Climate Change Fund will provide support for up to three Fellowships a year. You can contribute directly to this Fund by clicking on the button below.

Planned Gifts

Please visit our planned giving page to learn more about making planned gifts to the Foundation, including bequests, gifts of retirement assets (such as a gift from your IRA or other tax-deferred plan), and life insurance.

For more information, please contact:

Susan Mellin
Chief Advancement Officer

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation is a tax-exempt organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts and bequests to the Foundation are fully deductible to the extent permitted by law under sections 170, 642(c), 2055, and 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code. Its Federal Tax Identification Number is 13-5673173. Please consult with your financial advisor and legal counsel to determine the gift options that are available to you.

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