Founded in 1995 by brothers Russell, Danny and Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, dedicated to providing disadvantaged urban youth with significant arts exposure, access and education as well as providing exhibition opportunities to early and mid-career artists and artists of color.
Rush Philanthropic funding is limited to organizations based in New York City’s five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten Island. Grants range from $5,000 to $10,000. Organizations must have programs focused on visual or performing arts with additional concentration on career development programs designed to expose young people to options within creative related professions.
Letters of inquiry should be submitted by mail to:
Rush Community Grants Program
Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation
512 7th Avenue, 43rd Floor
New York, NY 10018
Or by email to: