DARRYL CHAPPELL FOUNDATION

Enabling aspiring artists to realize their highest potential

About the Foundation

The Darryl Chappell Foundation seeks to be innovative in its approach to grant making as we enable aspiring artists to realize their highest potential.  The Foundation partners with museums, community foundations, non-government organizations, art patrons and other non-profit organizations to focus on the unique needs of our grantees, donors and supporting art patrons.

We emphasize and practice meaningful contact with grantees via face-to-face on-site visits, annual report reviews and independent third-party evaluations and assessments. We remain focused on the needs of the aspiring artists all while keeping our core values front and center.

$20,000 Awarded

to Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico for Art Fellow

The Darryl Chappell Foundation announces its first program, an Artist Apprenticeship Fellowship Program awarding $20,000 to the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico. The Fellow will be funded for a one-year period commencing July 2020, and the grant is potentially renewable for a second year. The grant will support the Fellow’s individual artistic and professional development and the mentoring of 40 aspiring artists. The Foundation will also provide the Fellow with an art curator coach for one year.

Read the press release for more details about the grant and the fellow.

Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico

Vision

To contribute to the pool of artists who are positively impacting communities in new, exciting and mind-altering ways on a global scale through art.

Mission

To support aspiring young people who have interest in the fine arts to achieve their dreams and potential of becoming self-supported artists and influencers in the larger community.

Our
Core Values

  • Having Integrity
  • Collaborate with Others
  • Helping Others
  • Value Aesthetics
  • Get the Right Things Done Right
  • Financial Self-Sufficiency
  • Continuous Improvement and Learning

Our
Core Values

  • Having Integrity
  • Collaborate with Others
  • Helping Others
  • Value Aesthetics
  • Get the Right Things Done Right
  • Financial Self-Sufficiency
  • Continuous Improvement and Learning

“Perhaps the simplest definition of art is that it is the activity by when men [one] realize their ideals.”

Howard Thurman

Areas of Focus

The vision of the Darryl Chappell Foundation is to enable aspiring artists to reach their highest potential by providing grants to museums, community foundations and other non-profit organizations.

Our current targeted focus is to support through grant-making an interest in and an appreciation for the fine arts (i.e., painting, drawing, sketching, sculpture, ceramics, photography and metallurgy) by persons in communities and population centers within the African Diaspora.

We are actively working with museums, art institutes, educational institutions, community foundations and regional grantmaking organizations in Puerto Rico to disburse our first grant(s).

This is recent work that has caught our eye.

Our Board

Darryl Chappell

Darryl Chappell

Chairman, President & CEO

Molly Brown

Molly Brown

Officer, Treasurer

Ben Firschein

Ben Firschein

Officer, Secretary

William Bowser

William Bowser

Aaron Chappell

Aaron Chappell

Bree Johnson

Bree Johnson

Odis (Terrance) Johnson

Odis (Terrance) Johnson

Our Advisors

Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli
Director for the Andes, Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) (United States)

Eduardo Jiménez de Arechega
Attorney (Uruguay)

Esterio Segura
Artist (Cuba, United States, Spain)
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Our Partners