United States Artists

United States Artists (USA) is an independent nonprofit and nongovernmental philanthropic organization based in Los Angeles and dedicated to supporting the work of living American artists by the granting of cash awards, called USA Fellowships. It was founded in 2005 with initial funding from The Ford Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Prudential Foundation, and The Rasmuson Foundation. The organization is governed by a Board of Directors and receives additional funding from several major American foundations, corporate partners, and private citizens.

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