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The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 Philanthropic Mission


The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770, comprised of The Hasty Pudding Club, The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, and The Harvard Krokodiloes, was founded in order to bring together undergraduate students in friendship, conversation, and camaraderie. Over the last two centuries, it has grown into a premiere performing arts organization, a patron of the arts and comedy, and an advocate for satire and discourse as tools for change worldwide.

The long and illustrious history of the organization includes participation in momentous historical events, alumni well-known for their contributions in all fields and domains, and recognition and elevation of achievement in the arts. Through its philanthropic support, The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 seeks to broaden its reach and advance its mission, so that individuals and groups around the world can aspire to and achieve success in creative work, promotion of free speech and satire, and exchange of ideas.


Criteria for Funding


The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 seeks, broadly, to support art and artists that otherwise wouldn’t have a voice. To this end, the organization is looking to support organizations that provide access and opportunities in the arts, with a focus on satire and social commentary.


All organizations and projects will be considered, but the following criteria are of particular importance to The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770:

  • New or innovative programming to provide access to the arts or arts education
  • Programs that provide access to the arts to populations that otherwise have limited access to opportunities in the arts
  • Programs and organizations that engage in or promote satire and/or social commentary


Application Process


Applications will be read in a timely manner, and those organizations and projects meeting the mission of the organization and the criteria above will be moved forward for further consideration, in which case points of contact for applicant organizations will be contacted for further questions and information. Please email all supporting documents to: [email protected]


Application Form

Address of organization:

Additional Information:

Is the organization an IRS 501(c)3 not-for-profit?

Additional documents requested:

  1. Financial information
    • A list of foundation and corporate supporters, current and most recent
    • 2 most recent form 990
  2. Other supporting materials
    • List of board of directors
    • Most recent annual report, if available
  3. Any notable news articles about the organization

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