The Maurice Sendak Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable organization, is devoted to promoting greater public interest in and understanding of the literary, visual, and performing 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.

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.

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Our Staff

  • Lynn Caponera, Executive Director

  • Jonathan Weinberg, Curator & Director of Research

  • Doug Salati, Archival Assistant

  • Melanie Morgan, Office Manager

  • Susan Bahr, Sendak House Property Manager




Our Board

  • 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)

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