The Maurice Sendak Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable organization, is devoted to promoting greater public interest in and understanding of the literary, illustrative, and theatrical arts.
The Foundation supports the artistic legacy of Maurice Sendak and nurtures emerging as well as established artists in the fields of children’s literature and theater design.
The Foundation also promotes the rights and well-being of children and animals by supporting children’s literacy and animal welfare.
The Maurice Sendak Foundation each year supports other not-for-profit organizations whose activities fall within its stated mission. Past recipients include The Good Dog Foundation, P.S. 188 The Maurice Sendak Community School, Yaddo, Portland Opera and many others.
Please note that The Maurice Sendak Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals. We thank you for your understanding.
Lynn Caponera, Executive Director
Jonathan Weinberg, Curator & Director of Research
Doug Salati, Archival Assistant
Susan Bahr, Sendak House Property Manager
Lynn Caponera, President and Treasurer
Dona Ann McAdams, Secretary
Michael di Capua, Member
Spike Jonze, Member
Josh Siegel, Member
Our Legal Counsel
David Shevlin, Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, NYC
Maura Whelan, Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, NYC
Carol Kaplan, Loeb & Loeb, NYC (for Theatrical and Entertainment matters)