Rema Hort Mann Foundation (RHMF) was created in September 1995 by friends and family of Rema Hort Mann to honor her joyful and vivacious life after her untimely death from stomach cancer at age 30.
RHMF was conceived and created around a kitchen table with the intent to celebrate Rema’s life and sustain her spirit. Through the efforts of friends and supporters, RHMF has evolved into a dynamic and effective organization, acting as an advocate for emerging artists and a bedrock of support for individuals suffering from cancer. To carry out these goals, we offer unrestricted grants and community-based grants, by nomination only, to promising emerging artists who demonstrate an ability and commitment to making substantial contributions in the arts. We inspire cancer patients undergoing treatment by providing grants for travel, accommodations, child care and related expenses to help strengthen their emotional and familial support.
We have expanded our work to include three major grant programs established in both Los Angeles and New York City. It is our way of commemorating Rema’s life and upholding the passions closest to her heart.