Whiting Foundation

  • NY


16 Court Street
Suite 2308
United States

About Us

The Foundation supports the humanities and literature with grants of more than two million dollars a year. In the humanities, our signature program is a Public Engagement Fellowship that support scholars undertaking public-facing projects to infuse the humanities into the world beyond the academy; we are currently developing a new grantmaking program to support the preservation and dissemination of endangered cultural heritage around the world. In literature, our signature program is the Whiting Awards, which are given annually to ten emerging authors in a variety of genres; we recently launched a new Creative Nonfiction Grant to support deeply-researched and imaginatively composed books that aim to shape the public conversation on important issues.