Jan 23 2019

January 23, 2019Author: JasperNo Comments
Anton Viktorovich Yelchin (1989–2016) was a creative spirit who left a beautiful legacy of timeless work in film, television, photography, and music.

When Anton’s life was cut short at age 27, his parents created the Anton Yelchin Foundation to honor his memory.

Anton did not share details about his medical challenges with the public, but he suffered from Cystic Fibrosis from an early age. Despite these significant challenges, Anton went on to excel in the arts. It is this spirit of resilience and strength that embodies the mission of the Foundation.

Their mission is to empower and support young people engaged in creative arts who face career challenges due to debilitating disease or disability. The Foundation’s primary work involves three areas:

  • Awarding financial grants to eligible applicants in need
  • Raising awareness about young artists with debilitating disease or disability
  • Bringing the work of these young artists to a wider audience.

The Foundation gives out annual grants to young artists in addition to other forms of support. By helping young artists shine, Anton’s genius and spirit will continue in those we support. If you would like to honor Anton’s memory by supporting the Anton Yelchin Foundation, please see the website to make a donation.

If you are an artist, we encourage you to apply for the Artist Grant. The Foundation’s grant application period is open year-round and you can find more information on their website on how to apply.

The Anton Yelchin Foundation is a California Non Profit Public Benefit Corporation IRC Section 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Entity
 
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