Mission

The Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc. is a private grantmaking foundation dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of life in New York City.

The foundation supports art, preservation and community programs which serve to enrich the lives of the people of New York City. The Foundation funds only 501(c)3 organizations located within the five boroughs of New York City. The foundation does not award grants to individuals or programs for NYC residents outside of the five boroughs.

The foundation cannot accept applications from organizations with a fiscal sponsor or whose tax-exempt status is pending. Organizations applying for a grant must have received an IRS determination letter.

The foundation does not support research projects, mental health programs, medical services (including hospitals and nursing homes), substance abuse programs, universities, and private or charter schools.

For the arts, the foundation usually focuses on visual arts and it is not currently funding dance.