Our Mission

The Princess Grace Foundation – USA is dedicated to elevating extraordinary emerging artists in theater, dance, and film via awards in the form of grants, scholarships, and fellowships. Our awards program continues the legacy of Princess Grace (Kelly) by advancing excellence in the arts in America.

Established in 1982 by His Serene Highness Prince Rainier III of Monaco, the Foundation was created to honor the legacy of His wife, Her Serene Highness Princess Grace (Grace Kelly), an independent American woman, Oscar-winning Hollywood icon, and the globally beloved Princess of Monaco. After Her tragic death, Her family wanted to create an organization that reflected Her love for Her native country and Her profound dedication to the arts. During Her reign, Princess Grace brought arts and culture to Monaco while also quietly supporting countless American performing and film artists. This is the legacy that inspires the Foundation’s mission.

The Princess Grace Awards continue that noble legacy, activating arts patrons from around the world and granting millions of dollars to empower the diverse, inspiring, and extraordinary artists who have received the performing arts’ most distinctive honors – Academy Awards, Tony Awards, MacArthur Genius Awards, Pulitzer Prizes – and who are shaping the American cultural landscape.

Theater & Playwriting  Oscar Isaac, Sam Gold, Leslie Odom Jr., Bridget Carpenter, Anna D. Shapiro, Darron L West, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Shaunette Renee Wilson, Lila Neugebauer, Carly Hughes

Dance & Choreography Kyle Abraham, Camille A. Brown, Robert Battle, Gillian Murphy, Tiler Peck, Pavel Zuštiak, Isabella Boylston, David Hallberg, Ethan Stiefel, Jacqueline Green, Michelle Dorrance

Film Cary Fukunaga, Jon M. Chu, Greg Mottola, David Riker, Ian Olds, Iva Radivojevic, Jon-Sesrie Goff, Kerry Laitala, Rachel Israel, Reinaldo Green, Stephen Hillenburg, Chinonye Chukwu

Since its inception, dedicated patrons to the arts have donated millions of dollars to sustain the Awards administered by the Foundation and more than 800 recipients have been granted funding throughout their artistic careers. As part of that support, many patrons have created Legacy Grants which offer Named Awards to artists.

The Princess Grace Foundation is a non-profit, publicly-supported charity, headquartered in New York City.

OUR HISTORY

Established in 1982 by Prince Rainier III of Monaco, the Foundation was created to honor the legacy of His wife, Grace Kelly, an independent American woman, Oscar-winning Hollywood icon, and the globally beloved Princess of Monaco.

 

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