Welcome to the White Family Foundation. Across this site you can learn about the charitable work and legacy of John Hazen White, Sr. and his wife Happy, and the continuance and expansion of that work by their son John Hazen White, Jr. and his wife Liz.

Submissions for 2024 open on March 1 and close on May 15, 2024.


The Foundation supports non-profit organizations whose programs/projects or services use art or artistic elements to enrich and strengthen their constituents or community.


Access to the Arts in all forms is an important tool of a rich and vibrant community. The White Family Foundation supports non-profit organizations whose programs/projects or services expose under-served populations to the Arts in order to:

  • Empower a community.
  • Develop cultural awareness.
  • Provide economic benefit.
  • Educate youth.
  • Develop leadership skills.
  • Improve individual well-being.


Review the Guidelines for submission carefully. Applicable organizations are asked to submit a Letter of Inquiry to the Board of Directors of the White Family Foundation. Submissions will be reviewed by the Board of Directors at the Foundation’s third quarter meeting. Grant awards will be made by the end of the calendar year.

The foundation does not provide sponsorship for events, annual meetings, awards luncheons, golf tournaments, etc. Applicants should avoid sending requests to the Foundation to help meet those expenses.

John Hazen White III: A Legacy of Love

In Loving Memory

John Hazen White III