EIN 65-0200989

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (RRF)

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The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation seeks to further the artist's philanthropic and educational initiatives, and aims to preserve and advance global understanding of the legacy of Robert Rauschenberg's life and artwork.
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Program areas at RRF

Curatorial & research program:the curatorial & research program engages with an international roster of museums, scholars, publishers, and others seeking knowledge and understanding of Robert Rauschenberg's life and art and is in the early stages of developing the authoritative catalogue raisonn. Resources, including 4 annual research-focused exhibitions, are made available for study by students, scholars, artists and curators. The curatorial & research program collaborates with graduate art history and art conservation programs providing on-going educational opportunities for graduate students and allowing for hands-on experience with Rauschenberg's work and legacy as an extension of their academic curriculum. The program provides ongoing internships and also partners with graduate students in organizing exhibitions.
Philanthropy program: Robert Rauschenberg Foundation primarily supports small to midsize arts and socially-engaged organizations that are contrarian and experimental, even courageous, in driving towards equity. In addition, the Foundation amplifies the creative life of artists and scholars across disciplines through residencies, commissions, and accessible public platforms. Finally, the Foundation supports research, exhibitions, publications, academic partnerships and special projects across the globe that promote the legacy of Robert Rauschenberg's joyful and irreverent approach to making work while living an empathetic and meaningful life.
Residencies programs: Robert Rauschenberg's 20-acre estate on captiva island, Florida, his home and studio for 40 years, has been transformed into a creative center that welcomes artists from around the world. There are now 6-7 one-month long residencies annually that serve + 70 artists, and other creative individuals of exceptional talent and promise, from a diverse mix of disciplines, backgrounds, ages, and career levels which are selected by an anonymous panel of art professionals. The residency program advances new work, extends practices into new mediums, and serves as a research and development lab for performance-based projects. In 2019 a residency program was established at the Foundation's headquarters in nyc providing work-only space for 1-3 artists per year, integrating the artists into the activities of the Foundation and exposing them to the legacy of Robert Rauschenberg and his work.
The Foundation serves as the sole and exclusive agent for managing untitled press inc., a functionally related business, from which it receives exempt purpose income - see statement 19.
Miscellaneous income derived from sources incidental to the Foundation's exempt purpose.

Grants made by RRF

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Shelterwood CollectiveGrant To Repair and Upgrade Camp Infrastructure November 1, 2021 June 30, 2022$240,000
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers5 Year Grant in Support of General Operations, 5/31/19-5/31/24$200,000
World Central KitchenGeneral Operating Support$100,000
...and 48 more grants made totalling $1,620,600

Personnel at RRF

Sharon UllmanExecutive Director$420,753
Ann BradyResidency Director / Director , Rauschenberg Residency$121,715
Thomas Killian RoachHead of Art Services$168,412
Francine SynderDirector of Archives and Scholarships / Director of Archives St Scholarships / Director of Archives and Scholarship$192,313
Julia Anne BlautCurator and Director of Curatorial Affairs$203,653
...and 4 more key personnel

Financials for RRF

RevenuesFYE 05/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$0
Investment income and dividends$4,068,877
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$3,316,097
Gross sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$19,157,098
Total revenues$26,542,072

Form 990s for RRF

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-052023-04-14990PFView PDF
2021-052022-04-04990PFView PDF
2020-052021-06-17990PFView PDF
2019-052020-11-18990PFView PDF
2018-052019-05-09990PFView PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
June 16, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990PF for fiscal year 2022
June 14, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
June 10, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
May 11, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
June 8, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990PF for fiscal year 2020
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsPrivate foundationsPrivate operating foundationsCharities
EducationArts, cultural, and humanities
Provides grantsNational levelTax deductible donations
General information
381 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10003
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
New York County, NY
Website URL
(212) 228-5283
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Form 990-PF
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T20: Private Foundations
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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