John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

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John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Formation1925; 98 years ago (1925)
HeadquartersNew York City, New York, U.S.
Edward Hirsch

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation is a private foundation formed in 1925[1] by Olga and Simon Guggenheim in memory of their son, who died on April 26, 1922.[2] The organization awards Guggenheim Fellowships to professionals who have demonstrated exceptional ability by publishing a significant body of work in the fields of natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the creative arts, excluding the performing arts.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Company Overview of John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation". Bloomberg Businessweek. Archived from the original on November 19, 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Dead; Philanthropist and Arts Patron". The New York Times. 16 February 1970. Retrieved 2018-12-04.

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