Rydell Visual Arts Fund
|The late Roy and Frances Rydell created a donor-advised fund to support the arts in perpetuity.
Your intentions are honored when you set up a fund.
Like Roy and Frances Rydell, who in 1985, established our first donor-advised fund to support the visual arts.
Roy’s vision was “beauty in the home, in the garden and in the community.”
They said the visual arts should include many artistic forms and mediums and we created a grants program that honors their artistic vision and intent.
In 2000, after they passed, their estate was bequeathed to the Community Foundation, with proceeds from the sale added to the fund. We then met with artists, arts educators, the donor-advisors and other friends of the Rydells to plan for the distribution of grants from the fund.
The Rydell Visual Arts Fund, now over $2 million, provides fellowships to local individual artists and grants to visual arts organizations, in perpetuity.