The Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization established by the International Fine Print Dealers Association in 2009 to inspire and support educational projects aimed at fostering connoisseurship in the field of fine prints for a new generation of collectors, curators, and specialists. Its annual grants program provides direct financial support to exhibitions and scholarly projects that cultivate a deeper understanding of prints and their value as an art form. It also administers the annual Richard Hamilton Acquisition prize, generously sponsored by Champion and Partners.
In 2014, the Foundation initiated its Curatorial Internship Program which funds internships in museum print collections. Each institution has conceived a distinctive program that offers an invaluable opportunity for a young scholar to obtain object-based working experience in its print collection under the guidance of the field’s leading specialists.