Endowed only with a devotion to reciprocity, I created this foundation in July 2014 inspired by a simple, profound question: What’s my obligation? To the music, literature, and art which nourishes me emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually.

My answer is: earn it and return it.

I humbly ask you to inquire along with me as I offer some thoughts on how the foundation operates.

We aspire to be a force-multiplier towards greater artistic and organizational self-sustainability. We stew and brew data analytics with intuition and experience to achieve this goal.

Our grants, awards and donations are individually tailored to each artist or organization we select to support.

We will demonstrate gratitude, reward potential, promote hidden genius and challenge prevailing conventions.

There is no application process and we do not accept donations.

Some grants contain requirements, others are unrestricted.

Our schedule marches to the beat of its own drummer.

We are irreverent, experimental, controversial enough to promote rigorous dialogue, unafraid to make mistakes or offend, and humble enough to listen attentively.

And so I end at the beginning. What’s my obligation? What’s yours?

—Robert D. Bielecki

redefining reciprocity