The Scherman Foundation

Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund

The Scherman Foundation is pleased to announce the 2019 round of Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund grants, totaling $1,992,000 over three years, to six innovative and high-impact projects in the area of Arts and Strengthening New York Communities. The 2020 round of Rosin Fund grants will be accepting applications for its Environment program beginning November 1, 2019. The application schedule will be available here.

The Scherman Foundation continues its core funding in the areas of the Arts, Environment, Governmental Transparency and Accountability, Human Rights and Liberties, Reproductive Rights and Justice, and Strengthening New York Communities.

In Memory of Marcia Thompson

The Board and staff of The Scherman Foundation mourn the passing of our cherished colleague Marcia Thompson who had served on our board for the past 38 years. Marcia brought her expertise as a long time grantmaker, at Ford and as President of National Arts Stabilization Fund, to our shared work. Marcia had well-reasoned and strong opinions that were always recognized and valued by her fellow board members as well as the foundation’s staff. She often asked to see a grantee’s financials and audits, helping us to assess their strengths and weaknesses. But that “green eyeshade” approach was also illuminated by a passion, and even delight, in the arts. She was especially committed to the ballet, and served on the board of the School of American Ballet for many years. We will all miss her sharp wit and sly humor, deftly communicated by a raised eyebrow or sideways glance. She made us better and more joyful grantmakers. Click here for The New York Times obituary.