The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation (EHTF) is a family foundation based in Connecticut. Emily Hall Tremaine established the foundation in 1986, prior to her death the following year. In 1988 and 1991, the Tremaine collection of 20th-century art was sold at two auctions by Christie’s. The majority of the auction proceeds went to form the foundation’s endowment. The foundation seeks to promote innovative solutions to basic and enduring problems in the United States through grantmaking programs in contemporary arts, environment and learning disabilities. EHTF grants over $3.5 million per year to organizations around the United States to support work in these fields.
Since its inception, the foundation has been active in the field of learning disabilities. Given the Tremaine family’s experience with dyslexia, the foundation made learning disabilities the centerpiece of its grantmaking activities during its first decade. To date, over $30 million has been granted to more than 100 different organizations through the foundation’s learning disabilities program.