History of the Wyeth Foundation for American Art

The Wyeth Foundation for American Art was formed as a Delaware non-profit corporation in 2002 as a result of the foresight and generosity of Andrew N. Wyeth and Betsy James Wyeth. The Foundation, based in Wilmington, Delaware, applied for and was granted tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code on January 10, 2003.

Since that time the Foundation has provided financial support in excess of $5,000,000 for major fellowship programs, educational initiatives, scholarly gatherings and lectures, exhibitions, publications, and conservation and preservation efforts related to the field of American art.