Feb 26 2019

Anton’s birthday is next month, and the Anton Yelchin Foundation has organized a celebration for it. His birthday is on the 11th, but the celebration will be held on the 10th, Sunday, so it will be easier for people to come. All friends and fans are invited, 12pm at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery; there will be refreshments and music. Hope you guys can come and please help spread the word! If you can’t go (like me, sadly), they will stream on both days, Sunday and Monday, through their social media accounts: @antonfoundation on Twitter and @antonyelchinfoundation on Instagram.

Jan 23 2019

Besides being an actor, Anton loved photography. Two years ago, the Anton Yelchin: Provocative Beauty exhibit featuring photos from Anton’s six-year photography work was opened in public in two cities, Los Angeles and New York. Now, the Anton Yelchin Foundation is making some of those photos available for print purchasing. All proceeds will go to the foundation, which will further help their cause.

For the list and previews of photos available (including print sizes and prices), you can view/download the catalog either via the foundation’s website or via Dropbox.

If you’re interested in purchasing a print, contact antonyelchinphotographysales@gmail.com, and include your name, contact information, and which print number you would like to purchase.

Jan 23 2019
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
Oct 30 2018

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Two years after Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin’s death, the Anton Yelchin Foundation has donated $1 million to the University of Southern California’s adult cystic fibrosis center at Keck Hospital, which has been renamed the Anton Yelchin Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at Keck Hospital of USC.

Before Yelchin died in a motor vehicle accident in 2016, the hospital administered treatment to him for 10 years as he battled cystic fibrosis. The clinic on Wednesday held a commemorative ceremony attended by Yelchin’s parents, the hospital’s cystic fibrosis unit and the Anton Yelchin Foundation’s board of directors to honor Yelchin and thank the foundation for its contribution.

“The staff at the cystic fibrosis clinic was like a family to Anton,” said Yelchin’s mother, Irina Yelchin. “He worked hard and was dedicated to living a healthy life. When he needed assistance, they were always there for him.”

Irina, along with her husband Victor Yelchin, created the foundation in honor of their son after he died. Victor serves as the foundation’s CEO and board president. Earlier this year, Yelchin’s parents reached a settlement with Fiat Chrysler, the makers of the SUV that crushed and killed the actor in his driveway.

“Anton had a generous spirit,” said Victor. “This gift not only reflects our gratitude to the clinic but also Anton’s dedication to helping others.”

Helmed by A. Purush Rao, clinical associate professor of medicine of the Keck School of Medicine at USC, the Anton Yelchin Cystic Fibrosis Clinic aids cystic fibrosis patients transitioning from pediatric to adult treatment.

Said Irina, “Because of Anton’s strong will and the dedication of the cystic fibrosis team at USC, he lived an exceptional, productive life.”