The Edna Andrade Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation

Posted by Edna W. Andrade Fund on March 12, 2019

The Edna W. Andrade Fund — a Donor Advised Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation — is pleased to announce the availability of grants for local or national museums or nonprofit art organizations to benefit visual fine artists from Greater Philadelphia.

The fund was established through the estate of Edna Andrade. Edna Andrade was a leading Philadelphia teacher and artist who was associated with the Op Art movement of the 1960’s.

A combined total of $80,000 will be awarded in 2019, in amounts ranging from $10,000 to $25,000.

The purpose of the Fund is to benefit visual fine artists from the Greater Philadelphia area by providing funds for the following:

  • For grants to local or national museums or other charitable organizations that request funding for the purchase or commission of works of art by specific artists from the Greater Philadelphia area
  • For grants to local or national museums for the funding of one-person exhibitions of specific artists from the Greater Philadelphia area
  • For grants to nonprofit organizations as fiscal agents for individual artists or groups of artists from the Greater Philadelphia area who propose to start or are engaged in continuing educational, cultural, humanitarian or environmental projects.

Nonprofit Eligibility
The Edna W. Andrade Fund has the following criteria for grant eligibility by nonprofit organizations:

  • “Fine Artists” shall be defined as those who work in the visual — as distinguished from the performing  — arts; those working in two or three dimensions who employ, without limitation, the media of painting, drawing, printmaking, photography or sculpture.
  • The phrase “the Greater Philadelphia area” shall mean the artists who are from the area comprised of the Pennsylvania counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia and the New Jersey counties of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer.
  • The grant cannot be used for activities completed prior to the application.
  • Grant application process is not open to individual artists.
  • The organization has been certified as tax-exempt under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code or is a fiscal sponsor with a 501(c) (3) IRS exemption.
  • The organization is not a private foundation.
  • The organization must have created, curated, produced, or presented at least three professional public programs within the last five years.
  • If the organization is a religious institution, it may only apply for nonsectarian activities.
  • The organization has adopted a nondiscrimination policy including race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability or any other legal protected characteristics.

Application Procedure

1. Complete the application.
2. Email [email protected] to request a custom link to upload all your associated attachments in relation to this application.

Applications are reviewed by a panel of three expert panelists from the Greater Philadelphia region.


Proposals must be submitted electronically by 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Final grant decisions will be made by April 4, 2019.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Contact for Additional information:

 For all questions, please contact [email protected].

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