The initial approach to the Foundation is a two-page letter of inquiry. Please see the Application Procedure page for details. Please do not send unsolicited print materials.


History & Mission


The Jean and Louis Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. was established in 1979 from the estate of Louis Dreyfus, a music publisher, and that of his wife, Jean. The mission of the Foundation is to enhance the quality of life of New Yorkers, particularly the aging and disadvantaged. The Foundation disburses grants to organizations within the five boroughs of New York City and primarily in fields supportive of aging, arts, education, and social services.